Regulations & Accreditations

With Building Regulations, Health & Safety Laws, DDA Regulations and Anti Terror recommendations continually changing it is important we keep everything up to date and in-line with current regulations.

Protective Film Solutions work closely with GGF (Glass & Glazing Federation) to ensure we are in-line with all proposed and future regulations being put in place by local and European Government.

Although this is quite an old Regulation, the Workplace Health Safety & Welfare Regulations 1992 is still current and requires all workplace glazing in specific areas to be of a safe nature and marked accordingly.

Regulation 14 specified by the HSE states that:
Windows and transparent or translucent forrs, gates and walls:

(1) Every window or other transparent or translucent surface in a door or gate shall, where necessary for reasons of health or safety:- ( a ) be of a safety material or be protected against breakage of the transparent or translucent material; and ( b ) be appropriately marked or incorporate features so as, in either case, to make it apparent.

A transparent or translucent surface should be marked where necessary to make it apparent. The risk of collision is greatest in large uninterrupted surfaces where the floor is at a similar level on each side, so the people might reasonably think they can walk straight through.

If features such as mullions, transoms, rails, door frames, large pull or push handles, or heavy tinting make the surface apparent, marking is not essential.

Where it is needed, marking may take any form (for example coloured lines or patterns), provided it is conspicuous and at a conspicuous height. Between the finished floor level and 1500mm above that level in doors and in side panels which are within 300mm of either edge of the door. Between the finished floor level and 800mm above that level in case of walls, partitions and windows. It is important to note that any part of a glass area affected must meet the requirements in its entirety and not just in the relevant section.

The application of PFS Safety Film will upgrade your existing workplace glazing into a safety glass than can be classified by EN12600. In addition to this our Manifestation Films can be applied on top of our Safety Films to ensure the glass, transparent or translucent areas are apparent and in compliance with regulations.

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