Regulation 14

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Regulation 14

Upgrade Your Glass to Meet Safety Regulations with Solartek Safety Window Film

Ensure compliance with Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulation 14 by enhancing your glass with Solartek Safety Window Film. This regulation is a vital aspect of creating a safe and secure working environment for employees and visitors.

It specifically addresses the requirements for glazing, ensuring that it is safe and resistant to potential hazards.

Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulation 14 states that all glazing, including windows, doors, partitions, and other transparent or translucent surfaces, should be constructed, installed, and maintained in a way that prevents accidental human impact, breakage, and the release of hazardous fragments. This regulation emphasizes the importance of identifying and upgrading glass that does not meet the specified safety standards.

Non-compliance with Regulation 14 can have serious consequences for building owners and managers. In the event of an accident or injury caused by glass that does not meet the requirements, the penalties can be severe, including potential corporate manslaughter charges. The financial implications are significant, with unlimited penalties and the potential for costly lawsuits. Moreover, non-compliance can also result in reputational damage and the risk of business closure.

To ensure the safety and legal compliance of your premises, Solartek Films Ltd offers comprehensive glass identification surveys for properties across the UK and Europe. Our expert team will conduct a thorough assessment of your glass to determine its compliance with Regulation 14. The survey will identify any glass panes that require upgrading to meet the EN12600 standard, which specifies the impact resistance performance of glass.

Upon completion of the survey, you will receive a detailed report outlining the findings and recommendations. This report will not only highlight the glass panes that need upgrading but also identify any areas where glass needs to be made apparent to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Regulations.

Areas of Glass Within Regulation 14 That Require Upgrading if not Conformant

(any glass that falls within the red area requires that the entire pane be upgraded)

Diagram showing glazing applicable to Regulation 14

By installing Solartek Safety Film on the identified panes, marked with the EN12600 standard, you can provide optimal safety and meet the legislative requirements. Solartek Safety Film is designed to enhance the strength and impact resistance of glass, minimizing the risk of breakage and hazardous fragments. It acts as a protective barrier, reducing the potential for injuries and ensuring the safety of occupants.

Investing in Solartek Safety Window Film offers numerous benefits. Firstly, it provides peace of mind to building owners and managers, knowing that their glass is secure and compliant with the law. This proactive approach significantly reduces the risk of accidents, lawsuits, and the associated financial burden. By upgrading your glass to meet safety regulations, you are protecting the well-being of your employees, visitors, and the overall integrity of your business.

Don’t leave your compliance with Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulation 14 to chance. Upgrade your glass today with Solartek Safety Window Film and prioritize the safety and legal compliance of your premises. Our expert team is ready to assist you in creating a secure environment that adheres to the highest safety standards.

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