When you have responsibility for managing a public building, one of the biggest factors likely to keep you awake at night is doubtless the matter of ensuring that everyone using the building is kept safe at all times. Broken glass can be a particular hazard, which is precisely why you may take an interest in our highly rated safety window film here at Opalux.
Why does our safety window film play such an important role?
It isn’t merely a moral responsibility that you have to ensure your buildings do not pose any unnecessary risks to their users or the wider public. That’s because there is also a very significant legal one, with schools, hospitals, workplaces and public buildings alike required to comply with Regulation 14 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.
This level of legal compliance can be attained by upgrading your buildings’ glazing to ensure that in the event of it breaking, it does so safely. Any failure to comply could leave the responsible organisation liable to prosecution in the event of an accident.
In any case, such an accident can also cause great emotional trauma to everyone involved or affected, which is why you may even opt to treat all of your glazing to guard against the dangers that broken glass can cause. Thankfully, our safety window films in this category at Opalux are very much up to the task of complying with the necessary safety standards and in the process, giving you the utmost peace of mind.
Contact our technical department to ensure you choose the right window film
Whether you select our 100-micron clear SA-100CL-iSR film or instead the 175-micron clear SA-175CL-iSR option, both work according to the same principle of not only strengthening the glass against breakage, but also helping to hold dangerous shards of shattered glass in place if breakage does occur.
Such window films can be used in both commercial and domestic settings, and also offer various other advantages such as quick retro-fit installation, high optical clarity, scratch resistance and even the screening of harmful UV rays.
In this sense, these films are far from merely safety films, as they can also help to slow down the fading process of interior furnishings, serve as an effective deterrent to ‘smash-and-grab’ crime, and even protect against the glass being etched or scratched by vandals.
Remember that you don’t need to make the decision on your own as to which of these window film options may best suit your desired application. Instead, consult the Opalux technical department today, so that you can be sure of making the most informed choice as an end user or specifier.