Generally glass is considered a risk in areas of low level glazing and in and around doors. The risk locations are the areas where accidental damage may cause the glass to break. Another risk area is where glass may be loaded to a high level due to the pressure applied by bodies as in the case of glass floors and barriers. In floor and barrier locations the contact with the glass will be predicted rather than by accident. A further area of interest is overhead glazing where the integrity failure of glass may have dire consequences unless the glass is modified.
The most frequently used glass to ensure personal safety is toughened and laminated glass products. Rarely do we suggest a combination of toughened and laminated glass because it can give the poorest characteristics of both glasses.
Toughened glass achieves its impact resistance by having the strength increased by a factor of up to 5 and when it breaks it collapses into small relatively harmless particles.
Laminated glass is no stronger than the annealed glass it is formed from, but the interlayer bonds the panes together. The bonded panes resist penetration and holds the broken panes together reducing the risk of harm.
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