Workplace (Heath, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.
Since 1975 the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) has required employers,
the self employed and certain people who have control
over workplaces to ensure, so far as is reasonably
practicable, the health and safety of anyone who may
be affected by their work activities. So if glazing
constitutes a risk, reasonably practicable measures
need to be taken to deal with it.
What Regulation 14 requires.
The Regulation requires that every window or other transparent or translucent
surface in a wall, partition, door or gate should,
where necessary for reasons of health or safety, be
of a safety material or be protected against breakage
of the transparent or translucent material; and be
appropriately marked or incorporate features to make
Employers who fail to meet this legal obligation run the risk of costly litigation
should an accident occur involving these glazed areas.
Regulation 14 document Regulation
14 can be complex and difficult to interpret for those
with such issues on a daily basis.
Sureguard Survey and risk assessments.
Sureguard have many years of experience in providing accurate, unbiased guidance
on this and other glass related safety legislation.
We can adapt our reports to include only glass within Critical Locations or expand
our details to incorporate other areas of concern identified
in other glass safety related legislation and guidance.
Recommendations are presented in a clear form with costing provided for compliance
including the application of Safety Film and/or, if
required, Glass Replacement.
Contact us in order to find out more about how this legislation affects you and
the solutions available to assist you in complying with your obligations.