After a health and safety check this factory in Newton Abbot required a safety film to upgrade the existing glass to BS EN 12600.
Our 5 Mil White Matte safety film has been tested to BS EN 12600 Class 2B2 which superseded BS 6206 Class B. This certification means that our safety film can be used to meet The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 Regulation 14 criteria.
Regulation 14 relates to risks posed by glazing to persons in the workplace and 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 or safety:
- Be of ‘safety material’, or be protected against breakage of the transparent or translucent material
- Be appropriately marked or incorporate features so as, in either case, to make it apparent.
If your existing glazing doesn’t comply with the regulation you have several options:
- Replace the glazing which can be very costly and disruptive.
- Enhance the glazing with a safety film that will provide the level of protection required by BS EN 12600. Installing a safety film is usually more economical and far less disruptive.
Whilst it is important to make your glazing safe it also worth considering making your glazing visible so people are aware of its presence. Hanita 5 Mil White Matte has a translucent sand-blasted effect which when added to your existing glazing makes it visible, adds privacy and increases safety.
Our safety films are suitable for The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 Regulation 14, Retrospective planning issues, homes and workplaces.