Glazing Safety Audit – Is your schools glazing still compliant?
With Health and Safety regulations stricter than ever, educational institutions have a legal responsibility to ensure that their buildings glazing is compliant with current health and safety legislation.
Regulation 14 legislation states that:
“Every window or other transparent or translucent surface in a wall or partition & every transparent or translucent surface in a door or gate shall, where necessary for reasons of health and safety:
1. be of safety material or be protected against breakage of the transparent
or translucent material;
2. be appropriately marked or incorporate features so as, in either case, to make it apparent.”
Health and Safety Regulations are frequently changing, and many schools are unknowingly non-compliant with current glazing safety regulations. A regular Glazing Safety Audit is essential to ensure your school remains compliant.
When was your schools last glazing safety audit carried out?
Identifying non-compliant areas of glazing with a Professional Glazing Safety Audit
ARC Window Films can conduct a glazing safety audit, also known as a Regulation 14 survey, to assess all areas of glazing and identify any non-compliant areas. If non-compliant glazing areas are found, there are a range of options to make it compliant with regulations, including replacing the glazing, adding barriers, or the simple addition of safety window film.
Following the satisfactory completion of rectification works, ARC Window Films will issue a Certificate of Compliance for the glazing within the building.
Achieve Compliance with Safety Window Film
Safety Window Film is commonly used by schools to bring existing glazing up to current standards and improve safety.
Window film is an easy, cost efficient solution to help protect pupils and staff within schools, and achieve compliance with safety regulations.
The installation of safety window film will help to ensure that the glazing is held together upon impact, to prevent shards of glass from causing serious injury.
Improve more than just safety with window film
As well as compliance with current health and safety regulations, ARC Window Films have a wide range of solutions that can help to improve the learning environment, offering benefits such as:
Reduced glare and improved visual comfort
One of the most common problems within a classroom is annoying glare. It effects the whiteboard/smartboard, computer screens, and is overall extremely disrupting!
Solar Window film can reduce glare by up to 95%, whilst still allowing natural light into the classroom without sacrificing the view through the window.
Maintaining a comfortable classroom temperature
By reducing heat loss by up to 40%, and heat gain by up to 86%, thermal window film can help to control classroom temperatures all year round.
Privacy window film can be easily applied to any areas within the school that require extra privacy in order to help keep documents confidential and ensure that pupils personal information remains private.
ARC Window Films will work with you to find an appropriate time to carry out a glazing safety audit, in order to minimise any disruption to the classrooms.
Contact us on 0333 800 2400 and speak to one of our technical advisors to arrange an audit of your glazing, or to find the right product for your establishment to help optimise your learning space.
We’re perfectly placed to help, whatever your requirement. Take a look at our extensive range of products and services, or gain more insight into our solutions by reading our case studies and articles.