Health and Safety Glazing Regulations

SHIELD’s range of shatter-resistant safety window films creates an invisible barrier which holds glass in place, delaying break-in’s, minimising the risk of injuries and damage caused by broken glass fragments.

Transforms ordinary glass into Safety Glass, protecting staff, customers and passers- by (or public) from the dangers of flying glass fragments.

The correct choice and installation of Shield’s Shatter Resistant safety film transforms ordinary glass into safety glass. Meets European and British safety glazing impact tests EN 12600 and BS6206 and complies with Regulation 14 Health & Safety Glazing requirements, protecting staff, customers and the public from the dangers of serious injury from flying glass fragments.

The Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 came into force on January 1st 1996. Regulation 14 states that: Every window or other transparent or translucent surface in a wall or partition and every transparent or translucent surface in a door or gate shall, where necessary for reasons of health and safety:

(a) be of a safety material or protected against breakage of the transparent or translucent material and . . .

(b) be appropriately marked or incorporate features so as, in either case, to make apparent.

Our range of Clear shatter resistant safety films create an invisible barrier which holds glass in place, delaying break-ins and minimising damage. Shield’s Safety Films are also available in a “solar control” version. This type of window film not only gives the safety performance required but also will dramatically reduce energy usage, solar heat gain and glare.

It is a legal requirement that glass in certain areas of public buildings meet a minimum safety standard. If your glazing does not meet the legal requirements applying shatter resistant safety film will bring your existing glazing up to standard.

Shield’s shatter resistant safety film is more cost effective and much less disruptive than taking out the glass and replacing it with safety glass.

If you are unsure if your glazing complies with Glazing Regulations please contact us for further information, free health check or to book a Glazing Audit.