Wherever we go we are surrounded by glass. Despite its many benefits it can cause problems as the glass is usually the weakest point of any structure and is susceptible to breakage. Whether this breakage is caused by accident, vandalism, burglars, storms or terrorism the consequences can be disastrous.
Our range of clear or tinted safety and security window films are designed and tested to conform to British and European Standards and will retain shattered or broken glass in place. We have a range of different thickness films available to suit the safe breaking performance required to comply with British Standard BS 6206, Class A, B & C.
"WORKPLACE (HEALTH, SAFETY and WELFARE) REGULATIONS 1992"
These regulations state that from 1st January 1996 a Risk Assessment must be carried out in all workplaces to identify whether glazing is safe.
Areas at greatest risk are windows in and adjacent to doors and low level glazing less than 800 mm from floor level. These panes should be of a safe material and marked with the appropriate BS 6206 stamp to indicate that they are tested to comply with the safe breakage requirement of the standard. Should an accident result in injury from unsafe glass, you may be prosecuted.
Should any pane not comply there is a simple low cost solution, which does not require the replacement of the glass. This is the application of a clear safety film which, when professionally applied, will ensure compliance with BS 6206 and is designed to withstand the force of a falling person.
Even if a heavy impact cracks the glass it is held together preventing penetration and the sharp shards, which may cause injury are retained. When a suitable safety film is applied, the glass can be marked as complying with BS 6206 and no prosecution for failing to comply can be brought.