Glazing Risk Assessment Surveys

What you need to know:

Regulation 14 of The Workplace (Heath, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations 1992 includes requirements for glazing in factories, offices, shops, schools, hospitals, hotels and places of entertainment.

Where necessary for reasons of health & safety, windows and transparent panels, wherever located, should be made of a safety material or protected against breakage.

The duty to comply will usually fall to the employer. However, owners and landlords of buildings used as workplaces, may also be deemed as the 'duty-holder'. For example, in a multi-occupied building, the owner, as opposed to individual employers, may be the duty holder.

What you need to do:

Undertake a survey, which will establish the risk of anyone being hurt, if people or objects come into contact with the windows, or they break.

What could happen if you don't?

In the event of an injury you may be liable to prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

How can we help?

We can survey the glazed areas of your building and advise on potential risks.

We can then advise the best way to address these, including:

  • The reorganisation of traffic routes (either for people or vehicles) to avoid the risk of glazing being broken;
  • The erection of suitable barriers to prevent people or vehicles coming into contact with the glazing.
  • the modification of glazing to prevent it shattering in a dangerous manner, or by marking it to prevent people bumping into it;
  • The replacement of certain types with a safety material.

What next?

Email us with some details for a quote, or call us on 01159 414 959 to discuss your requirements.