Storm protection for glass – protect your propertyPosted on - November 20, 2023
With climate change making weather more extreme – as the recent storms illustrate – 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!
Safety window film
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.
Collision with glass
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.
Internal Glass doors and partitions
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.
High risk areas
Children and glass do not mix. A full Glass Audit is imperative for schools, leisure centres, and public places.
Spontaneous glass breakage
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.
So – you’ve got that sorted and now you are all safe…
But are you also secure?
Security window film
In nearly half of all forced entries access is gained through glass.
Security window film dramatically increases the strength of glass to deter intrusion.
Buildings under threat
In certain locations buildings are exposed to vandalism and this often means there is a security threat as well. Window film provides an effective and visual protection.
In many situations a clear view into a room is not desirable and is a temptation to the opportunist thief. Privacy window films come in a range of tints, smokes or mirrored finishes to obscure visibility.
Get the best protection for your glass with Durable window film.
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