Protecting Personnel From The Effects Of Spontaneous Glass Breakage
Glass is a fragile material, which, if not protected correctly, can pose an extreme hazard to yourself and the people around you. The use of safety film for glass reduces the risk of injury caused by accidental damage and avoids the threat of legal action surrounding a glass-related accident.
Lustalux Ltd has over twenty years experience in providing solutions relating to accidental and spontaneous glass breakage in all parts of the United Kingdom. In the case of toughened glass, the effect of the granulation of any given pane into thousands of tiny pieces can be extremely harmful to anyone in close proximity at the time of the incident.
Spontaneous Glass Breakage Due To Nickel Sulphide Inclusions
Imagine the alarm and consternation caused when toughened or heat soaked glass breaks for no apparent reason. Believe it or not this type of occurrence is quite common and causes major disruption not to mention injury in some cases. This type of dramatic event is usually caused by a phenomena known as Nickel Sulphide Inclusions.
Help is at hand however from Lustalux with our range of fully tested Safety Window Films and Edge Retention Systems. Whether it be overhead or vertical glazing we can render your glass safe in the event of spontaneous breakage.
A VERY PROFESSIONAL COMPANY FROM OUR INITIAL CONTACT TO THE COMPLETION OF THE WORKS.G Jones - V.E.L FACILITIES MANAGEMENT LIMITED
How We Helped Manchester Crown Court
Manchester's Crown Court building received the Lustalux treatment to help avoid a potential serious problem with their glass atrium. The atrium features reinforced glazing, however even toughened glass can present huge potential problems.
The presence of slight impurities during manufacture can result in the glass being susceptible to a condition called nickel sulphide inclusion which can result in spontaneous shattering. Obviously the effects of such a breakage could be potentially disastrous, with the very real risk of serious injury to anyone walking below or standing nearby. Thankfully Lustalux was able to provide the perfect solution.
Having beaten off competition from several other tenders bids we set to work applying a clear 200 micron film to the glass, followed by a secure powder-coated aluminium attachment system to securely join the glass with the atrium frame. Should the glass ever spontaneously shatter it will be held together, along with the frame, as one unit, thus presenting zero threat to pedestrians.
Andy MacDonald, our installation Director for this project alongside our experienced installation team, is particularly proud of how Lustalux approached the client's requirements. "Obviously, for health and safety reasons, the work couldn't be carried out during working hours so the project was limited to weekend only, when the courts were not is use. Despite this restriction we were able to complete the job on time and with minimal disruption to the building"
Andy Continued- "The installation itself was a logistical triumph: co-coordinating access teams, applying the film, installing the aluminium profile, and all at height and over the course of several visits. We are delighted with the end result and the manner in which we achieved it"
Glass protection film is ideal for:
- Public transport
- Police stations
- Education establishments
- Banks and courts
And is suitable for use on:
- Structural glazing
- Glass partitions
- Interior and exterior glass
- Overhead glazing
For more information on how window safety film can secure your business and property, get in touch - we offer free, no obligation quotes.
Whatever your glass safety interest, get in touch using our contact form or call us on 01772 726622 for a quick and effective response.
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