Glass Safety Window Film
Safety film is designed to hold broken glass shards together and thereby reduce the risk of glass-cut injury. The installation of 100 micron Safety film will bring most glass up to the human impact safety standard as required under the Building Code of Australia in some situations (eg child care, aged care, etc.)
You DO NOT need to replace glass to comply with AS1288
Australian Standard AS1288 covers all installations of glass that might be prone to accidents (eg sliding doors, low windows or glass near playgrounds etc).
Glass covered by this standard MUST be Grade A safety glass (and in some situations Grade B Wired glass) in order to comply with the standard.
Specifically, safety glass (safety film) is required under AS1288 in the following situations
- Low Level Glass in Residential Buildings - Grade A safety glass required where the lowest sightline is less than 500mm from the floor.
- Schools, Early Childhood Centres, Aged Care Buildings, Retirement Villages and Nursing Homes - Grade A safety glass is required within 1000mm of the floor in schools and within 1500mm elsewhere.
- Areas Subject to High Risk Of Breakage - Gymnasiums, Swimming and Spa Pools, Halls, Public Viewing Galleries, Stadiums etc have a Grade A safety requirement
- Doors and General Application - All doors and any glazing within 2000mm of ground level of all buildings are considered subject to risk of impact on human safety and have a Grade A safety requirement.
Glass Safety in Family Day Care
Tinting Direct has installed Safety Film in over 120 Family Day Care homes to protect children against glass cut injury.
- FREE glass safety certificate following the installation of safety film
Tinting Direct offers a group discount where 5 or more carers are located within the same area. Family Day Care Australia has produced a glass information kit to provide carers and coordination units with information on glass safety requirements in family day care homes titled “Glass Safety in Family Day Care”
- The information kit can be obtained from the Family Day Care co-ordinator for your area.
WorkSafe Safety Alert: Use of glass in workplaces providing early childhood education and care services
Choose the level of protection you need
100-Micron Clear Safety Film makes glass safer (it upgrades ordinary annealed glass to meet the Australian human impact safety standard - AS1288) and performs an excellent job holding broken fragments of glass together to provide a physical barrier between the broken glass and human contact.
100-Micron Safety/Solar 20 Film provides the benefits of a solar control film while also upgrading the glass to meet the Australian human impact safety standard - AS1288.