Health and Safety Compliance for the Royal Mail
Royal Mail sorting office avoids the cost of replacing glazing by installing an anti-shatter window film to meet current health and safety regulations
The Royal Mail has sorting offices spread throughout the country, and many are aged or historic buildings. When undergoing renovations the glass in such buildings needs to be addressed as it may no longer be compliant with current legislation. Health and Safety Regulations place a duty of care on those responsible for such matters to ensure the safeguarding of employees and visitors to the premises. The glazing is one of the most critical areas, and in this particular building, did not meet current standards.
Anti-Shatter Window Film is the solution
Replacing the glazing was found to be prohibitively expensive, so a retrofit installed Anti-Shatter Window Film was fitted to bring the glazing up to current standards. The office now benefits from 24/7 invisible protection against breakage – accidental or otherwise, whilst complying with all current health and safety regulations.
Ensuring Compliance by undertaking a Glazing Risk Assessment
A glazing risk assessment is an audit of a buildings glazing to ensure compliance with current legislation, and to identify areas where the risk of accidents can be mitigated.
It allows building owners, occupants and manager to;
- Ensure the glazing is fit for purpose and complies with current legislation
- Identify areas of risk
- Develop an action play to mitigate the identified risk
If an accident were to occur a glazing audit could be used to defend against litigation, as it shows that steps were taken to identify and mitigate risk.
With regulations frequently changing a regular Glazing Risk Assessment is essential to ensure your building remains compliant.
Contact us on 0333 800 2 400 and speak to one of our technical advisors to arrange an audit of your glazing.
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