Glass must meet recognised glazing safety standards
In today’s world we take glass for granted, overlooking how vulnerable and lethal it can become under certain conditions and situations.
Standard window glass and glazing, when left untreated, offers no protection against injury from broken glass. Glass, when broken, either by accident or intent, can become extremely dangerous. In an instant our home or building can be transformed from a place of safety, light and comfort into a place of extreme danger!
- Is your glazing safe?
- Does it comply with glazing safety standards and regulations?
What are the glazing requirements of Regulation 14?
Regulation 14 requires that your buildings’ glazing, where necessary for reasons of health or safety, be composed of a safety material or be protected against breakage and be appropriately marked to make those safety features apparent.
Building owners and managers who fail to meet this legal obligation are exposing themselves and their company’s to possible large and costly litigation should an accident occur that results in someone being injured by broken or damaged glazing.
Pentagon Protection’s trained commercial building specialists can conduct a risk assessment of your glazing to determine whether or not there is a risk of injury and make recommendations to bring your glazing up to standard. (Recommendations can be found in BS6262 Part 4). Contact us now to schedule a Reg. 14 Survey.
- Regulation 14 of the Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.
- BS EN12600 Glass in Building – Pendulum test – Impact test method and classification for flat glass.
- For all other regulations and standards relating to glazing click here. (This will include Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995, Building Regulations Approved Document N2 and Approved Document M, Approved Document L1 and L2)
Regulation 14 Survey and risk assessment.
Pentagon Protection’s glazing experts have many years of experience in providing accurate, unbiased guidance on Regulation 14 requirements and other glass related safety legislation.
Our regulation 14 survey reports are bespoke to your specifications and designed to ensure your glazing complies with all requirements. If needed, reports can be customized to target only critical areas or expanded to incorporate specific areas of concern identified in other glass related safety legislation.
All results and recommendations are presented in a clear format that includes estimated costing to bring your glazing up to compliance and advice as to whether this can be achieved through the application of Safety Film or by replacing the glass.
If you require a regulation 14 survey and even if you’re unsure contact us to find out more about how this legislation affects you and the solutions available to assist you in complying with your obligations. Call us at 0800 216 012 or contact us via email.