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Regulation 14 & Glass Injuries
Regulation 14 is a legal obligation to manage and control the risks from glass. This means that glass must be:
- Safe from breakage
- Visible to avoid accidental collision
Regulation 14 imposes, on those responsible, a duty to undertake a risk assessment of their glazing in critical locations.
Causes of Glass Injuries
Most accidents with glass are due to:
- Failure to see the glass
- Slips and falls - knowing the glass is there
- Intentional breakage
When a person accidently impacts glass there are few immediate dangers:
Falling through the Glass
The first is from deep cuts due to large shards that slice into the hands, wrists, arms and body.
Unfortunately, there have been deaths from injuries such as a severed femoral artery.
Rebounding from the Glass
The second danger is from the 'rebound' affect. When someone bumps into a large glass pane, the impact causes the glass to break and for the person to be thrown back.
During the rebound, the person is falling away from the sharp edges of the glass, and the result can be deep cuts which tear off large flaps of skin.
Wired glass is horrific because the wires are like razor blades. Too many accidents continue to happen.
The news clip on wired glass is a 'must watch'. Make sure you have the volume up.
Complying with Regulation 14 and Improving Safety against Glass Injuries
GP Systems offer two window film solutions to help your company comply with Regulation 14 and prevent glass injuries:
We can help
Call 0845 003 7260 for a no-obligation discussion about your implementation. An expert is available who is there to help you, or contact us online: