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Glass safety film
If you do not have safety glass, then glass safety film is an economical way of making windows and glass doors safer for users of buildings. Children and the elderly in particular are vulnerable to falling through glass. Glass safety film does not prevent the glass breaking - rather it holds the glass shards together when they are broken - reducing the risk of laceration. When applied to glass, this safety film makes the glass comply with BS EN 6206 and also the higher standard of BS EN 12600.
We can also supply 60" (152cm) wide window safety film. This wider glass safety film is now kept in stock. Window safety film does not stop your glass breaking - instead it holds the glass shards together when they are broken - reducing the chances of injury. Our glass safety film is used on the glass of windows, glass doors and glass tabletops to make them safer. All of our window safety film (glass safety film) meets the requirements of BS 6206 part B and also the higher standard of BS EN 12600.
Usually we supply either 30" (762mm) or 60" (1524mm) wide film in whole metres off the roll - you can easily cut it to size with a craft knife. However, to make installation easier, we can cut the window safety film to the exact width and length you require. There is an additional charge for this service.
If you have a glasshouse / greenhouse plus children in your garden and don't have safety glass fitted in your glasshouse, an inexpensive, simple solution is to buy glass safety film for the greenhouse's glazing.
Glass safety film
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More information about glass safety
Children often run into glass windows or doors. This might be because they didn't see the glass or because they have forgotten the glass was there. A child visiting a grandparent might be at particular risk, not being so familiar with the house and perhaps overexcited.
Glass tables are also a serious hazard to children.
The elderly and disabled are also at greater risk from glass injuries.
Non-safety glass is very hazardous because it breaks into jagged fragments (often quite large) that can cause serious injuries or death. All new builldings are now required to be fitted with safety glass. If you have an older building you should consider replacing glass with safety glass (manufactured to BS6206). Or alternatively you could use glass safety film.
Types of safety glass
Toughened glass - this glass undergoes a special heat treatment. If it breaks, it disintegrates into small, granular pieces, which are not as dangerous as the shards in ordinary glass, reducing the risk of serious injury. The small pieces will still be dangerous, so children should be kept away from a broken window.
Laminated glass - 2 or more sheets of ordinary glass laminated together with a plastic interlayer. An impact from a child may break the glass, but it will stay attached to the plastic interlayer, reducing the risk of injury
Wired glass - Has a network or mesh of wires embedded in it.
We recommend you obtain advice from your local authority building control office before upgrading glass.
Glass safety film (window safety film) is a less expensive option to upgrade non-safety glass to BS EN12600 standard (which has superceded the BS6206 standard).
Other glass safety tips
Apply stickers to glass as a warning to children (this also may reduce the number of birds colliding with your windows too!)
Keep rugs or other trip hazards away from glass doors or other large areas of glass.
Keep glazed areas well lit
Broken glass should be cleared up immediately and disposed of carefully.
Talk to your children about the hazards of glass.
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