Health & Safety Compliance for Commercial Window Film - Hitchin, Herts & UK
Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations (14) are retrospective, meaning that existing glass has to be made safe (or at least have a documented risk assessment in place) and qualifies as “impact-safe” or “safe-breaking” and clearly marked with manifestations. This means every piece of glass in commercial walls, doors, partitions and gates is affected and requires compliance to health and safety regulations, with a suitable programme of works. If you’re in any doubt about complying with Health and Safety regulations, Prism Protection can provide your commercial operation with:
- An on-site risk assessment
- Glazing surveys
- Detailed reports and documentation
- Budgetary costs and recommendations for upgrading your retail or office glass, without the disruption of removing your existing glass
Page 29 item 138 of the Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations states "When assessing whether it is necessary for transparent or translucent surfaces in doors, gates, walls and partitions to be of a safety material or be adequately protected against breakage, pay particular attention to: a) in doors and gates, and door and gate side panels, where any part of the transparent or translucent surface is at shoulder level or below and b) in windows, walls and partitions, where any part of the transparent or translucent surface is at waist level or below, except in glasshouses where people are likely to be aware of the presence of glazing and avoid contact."
In the "Risks from Glazing" section in the The Health and Safety Executive guide, it explains "Health and social care providers must assess risks at their premises. Where assessment identifies the risk of falling against or through glazing, adequate precautions must be taken. These may include provision of suitable safety film, replacement with safety glass or provision of barriers. Glass doors and patio windows should also be fitted (in accordance with building regulations and British Standards) with toughened or safety glass or covered with a protective safety film."
Prism Protection, a SafeContractor accredited company, can install a completely clear, safety window film that will bring the existing glass up to the correct standards.Once installed we then apply safety marking, to show health and safety compliance. If large areas of glass require manifestation added, Prism can help you choose the style of design required and install to your specification and budget, to ensure that your staff and visitors are safe within your commercial premises.
Would you like 24 hour window-break protection in your home? For your children and other family members, this is one of your highest priorities.
Did you know that a single square foot of shattered glass produces almost two hundred razor-like sharp pieces?
By installing safety film on your glass windows, you are not only reducing the risk of window glass-related injuries in your home, you are also potentially saving lives. Safety window film can also be installed onto your glass doors for extra protection.
The doors and windows in your home are never 100% safe, in nearly all circumstances and many homeowners do not follow the basic safety standards and principles of security. Even if they do, there is always room for safety improvements. Even minor incidents such as a ball breaking a window pane or slamming against a glass door can turn into a dangerous situation.
Safety window film is available in a completely clear finish. It’s also available in different tints, shades, mirror finishes and colours. Prism window film gives a completely stylish look to your home. Choose from:
- Frosted film
- Stained glass film
- Decorative film
- Bathroom-only film
- Obscure window and glass film
- Patterned and printed film
- Vinyl film
- Clear and transparent film
- Etched glass film
- Double glazing film
Prism window safety film is created by high tech engineering and include layers of polyester film linked together using several adhesives. The primary purpose of these layers is to build a safety field around the glass and to prevent it from shattering into pieces and causing accidents. The film also provides a high level of privacy, using reflective, one-way mirror technology.
Protect yourself against injury litigation
Cases of injury litigation in the UK are increasing daily. You never know when an window-related accident may result in injury, with you facing a trial and legal actions. It can be as small as a window film breaking, or a glass door shattering that may lead to compensation claims and stress and anxiety for you. This can be avoided by using appropriate safety window film.
24 hour anti-shatter protection for your home & family
One of the best ways to stay safe and protected is through installing safety window film onto the doors and windows of your home. It is also one of the most affordable ways to make improvements to your home, reduce heating bills and protect your furnishings from sun glare.
Thousands of residential properties in the UK have already adopted anti-shatter window glass protection and installed safety window films to their doors, windows, conservatories and patios.
Your #1 choice for window film supply & fitting
All of our window films can be installed by home owners or fitted by a qualified Prism installer.
We’re committed to becoming the first-choice supplier of window films for homes locally in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and home counties as well as across the UK.
With a dedication to delivering the best service, we combine professionalism with top quality advice and experience spanning 22 years.
Why choose us?
- A fully qualified professional to install
- Complete manufacturer’s warranty
- Extensive range of window film tints
- Not restricted to 1 manufacturer
- Maintenance free and easy cleaning – just wipe with a moist sponge or cloth
- Long life (up to 20 years)
- Usually installed once only
- “No disruption” installation
- Typically installed within 1 day
- Applied to existing glass
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We can also help building contractors, architects and specifiers on new builds, renovations and refurbishment projects.