Why safety glass is important
Laminate glass, also known as safety glass, has a polyvinyl inter layer for increased strength and safety, which will hold the panel in one piece if broken. Australian standard AS1288-2006 advises when safety glass needs to be used, for example in high traffic areas such as shopfronts.
Toughened glass can be another type of safety glass, which is heat strengthened glass. When broken, toughened glass shatters into small pieces to reduce the risk of injury.
Safety glass plays an essential role in ensuring homes and businesses are safe and secure. If you’re unsure if you require a safety glass installation, get in touch with O’Brien® and speak to an expert today.
Did you know?
Did you know that the glass used in many older properties still doesn’t meet Australian Standard (AS1288-2006)?
For safety reasons this important standard specifies that safety glass should be used in areas such as certain windows, bathrooms, shower screens and certain doors – any glass where there is a high risk of human impact.