Whether you’re working from home, visiting the hospital, or sitting in school – health and safety regulations are working hard to keep you safe.
Yet whilst we all appreciate the importance of health and safety legislation, few of us actually understand it.
So, to help you understand the significance of glass safety (specifically in schools), we’re discussing how regulation 14 helps protect parents, pupils and teachers.
Here is a breakdown of our regulation 14 survey for schools:
What is Regulation 14?
Regulation 14 of the Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations, 1992 is all about glass safety. The purpose is to protect staff, students (and whoever else enters the building) from harm due to unsafe glazing. The rules stipulate that:
‘Every window or other transparent or translucent surface in a wall, partition, door or gate should…be of a safety material or be protected against breakage and be appropriately marked.’
Put simply, your windows must be clearly visible and either made from a safety material or protected by window film. Why? Because these precautions can significantly reduce the risk of injury.
School safety assessments
As we mentioned before, the regulation 14 survey for schools assesses your glazing to ensure it meets safety standards. But what can you expect from the assessment itself?
During your assessment, we will identify any high-risk areas and verify whether or not your windows meet regulation standards. If they do – congratulations! You’ve passed the regulation 14 survey for schools. If not, don’t worry – we’ll be ready to provide you with some simple (and cost-effective) solutions.
Effective, economical and easy to install, window films will ensure you uphold regulation standards without paying through the nose.
Unlike replacing existing glazing, window films can be applied quickly and inexpensively. The additional layer helps to protect your building from vandalism and accidental damage whilst also ensuring the safety of your staff and pupils.
And the perks don’t stop there! Here is a list of the many benefits of installing window films:
- Improved insulation
- Reduced glare
- Increased comfort with temperature regulation
- Protection from UVA and UVB rays
- Additional privacy with an optional one-way mirrored effect
- Reduced fading and interior damage
The best part is, these benefits aren’t exclusive to schools! We install window films to properties of all shapes and sizes. From homes to entire hospitals – the possibilities are endless!
Keeping schools safe
It’s our utmost priority to ensure that our children and educators are working in a safe and productive environment. So why not invest in window films? They will assure you pass the regulation 14 survey for schools with flying colours whilst protecting your school from weather damage, reducing your energy bills and promoting productivity in your classrooms.
We at Applied Products offer one of the widest ranges of high-performance architectural window films in the UK…
If you need any help or advice on what types of window films are best for your house, company or office, or if you want us to perform a glass safety risk assessment, don’t hesitate to get in touch; we’d love to help! Applied Products has a large range of specialist window films, so we can help you transform your room into a comfortable and productive space.
Applied Products – [email protected] / 01792 895730