Keep your glass safe from storm damage

Posted on - February 12, 2024

Crazy weather!

Seems like just one storm after another – and flooding, high winds and extreme conditions the potential for damage to property is very high.

Glass is of course a vulnerable element in any building and can be the worst affected during these bad weather events.

With climate change making weather more unpredictable – how can you ensure all the glass in your building is as safe as it can be?

There are many potential safety issues with glass windows and doors – what’s the best way to deal with them?

Durable’s professional range of high-tech safety window film. 

Here is a list of glass issues that can cause problems – AND how we can help!

Storm damage to glazing can be greatly reduced by the application of safety window film.

With the glass secured, furnishing, possessions and people are all better protected from the worst.

Anyone falling against glass that shatters is exposed to the potential of a serious accident. Safety film strengthens glass and reduces the risk of fragmentation on impact.

Wherever glass exists there is the potential of human collision and injury. Many buildings do not meet the requirements of Regulation 14 of the Workplace (Health, Safety & Wellfare) 1992 Regulations and Duty of Care Regulations — increasing the risk of prosecution. Manifestation graphics are a flexible way to make glass apparent. A full Glass Audit from Durable provides a absolute record of installed glass and film to establish compliance.

These also fall within the requirements of the workplace regulations. Safety Window Film upgrades internal glass to meet BS6206 and comply with safety standards. Again, graphics make glass more apparent.

Children and glass do not mix. A full Glass Audit is imperative for schools, leisure centres, and public places.

Due to faults in the manufacturing process (nickel sulphide inclusion), toughened glass can spontaneously shatter. The shear weight of toughened glass makes this particularly dangerous in overhead glass such as atria. Window Film correctly installed protects against this.

If someone is involved in a glass-related incident on your premises a personal accident claim could follow. Our safety films and audit service protect you in these instances.

Tens of thousands of explosions happen every year involving chemicals, containers, gas pipes, etc. In the event of an explosion 90% of injuries can be caused by flying glass. All industrial centres, plants, factories and warehouses at risk should install blast protection window film.

Explosive devices are often indiscriminately planted to create the most damage to people and property. Blast protection window film is essential for all retail areas, shopping malls, city centres, stadia, theatres — in fact where ever there is a crowd of people.

Luckily scenes like this from the 1970’s are very rare today

Get the best protection for your glass with Durable window film.

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