Safety Window Film

Safety Window Film

Dangerous broken glassGlazing and the Risk of Personal Injury

In the home or workplace, where there is glass there is risk. With many types of glass (such as plate/ float/ annealed/ wired glass) there is a serious injury risk.

Non safety glass is responsible for thousands of injuries and many deaths each year.

Most accidents with glass are due to:

  1. Failure to see the glass
  2. Slips and Falls - knowing the glass is there
  3. Intentional breakage

Serious injury is more likely to occur from glass in "critical location" - for example glass at low level, in and around doors, and in aread with a high throughflow of people. Some examples of accidents involving glass can be seen in our videos section, or by clicking here

 

Glazing Safety - A Legal Requirement

Health and Safety regulations exist to;

  1. Reduce the likelihood of glass breakage occurence by increasing glass visibility, and
  2. Reduce the effects of glass breakage when it does occur by ensuring that glass breaks safely.

Those responsible for glazing are required by law to ensure that all glazing complies with current regulations.

For more information on your legal responsibilities with regard to glazing, please visit our resources section, or use the following links:Regulation 14, The Law and Glazing

 
 

Increase safety by installing ARC Window Film

ARC Window Films can upgrade glazing to meet current regulations in two ways;

  1. TickOur Decorative Window Films can be used to increase the visibility of the glass, and therefore reduce the risk of a collision occurring.
  2. TickIf impact does occur and the glass breaks, our Safety Window Films ensure that it breaks safely, therefore reducing injury.

Regulation 14 requires that all glass situated in critical locations be assessed to ensure that all glazing are of this safety standard – Window Film provides this compliancy by upgrade the glass to EN12600 safety standards.

 
 

Window Film has a finite lifespanPreviously had window film installed? Are you still compliant?

Window Film and its adhesives have an optimum lifespan, and its performance will reduce over time. If your Window Film has been installed for many years and now falls outside the warranty period (typically 5-10 years) your glazing may no longer be compliant with the above standards.
 
The performance of window films can be tested to ensure that they are still working. Contact us to arrange a health check and audit of your installation.

 
 
 
 

Additional Window Film Benefits:

The greatest advantage of window film when compared to alternatives is that it offers a combination of benefits. Films can include some if not all of the following additional benefits:

 

ARC Advice Service

With a combined experience of over 40 years in the window film industry, the ARC team are here to help with any enquiry.

Contact us on 0333 800 2 400 for business focussed advice on the benefits of window film and increasing the safety of the glazing in you organisation.