The Disability Discrimination Act is a piece of legislation that promotes civil rights for disabled people and protects disabled people from discrimination, there is an area within this that protects individuals from the Dangers of glass & Glazing
These are for Glass Entrance Doors and Glazed Screens
The location of glass entrance doors should be easily distinguished, especially when they are within a glazed screen and when the door is both open and shut
Manifestation should be clearly contrasting with the background in all-weather / lighting conditions
Manifestation should be located between 850mm – 1000mm and 1400mm – 1600mm i.e. in 150mm high bands which could be a solid band, a decorative feature or split bands of 50mm each
High contrast strips at the top and on both sides of a glazed door in a glazed screen should be provided
If glass doors can remain in the open position, the leading edge should be clearly distinguished and protected by guarding (entrance doors only) to prevent it becoming a collision hazard
Window Film and Glass Manifestation are the ideal solution!
The installation of safety window films or glass manifestation are a fast, cost effective route to compliance with DDA regulations which can be installed with minimum disruption to a building’s occupants.
Glass Manifestation and films satisfies the requirement to make glass more apparent and improve safety. They can be in the form of circles, squares, stripes, logos or any bespoke design.
Decorative window film can also be used to meet glass manifestation regulations, and offer a more bespoke solution.
Visibility requirements for doors.
How can Solarshield Window Films help to achieve compliance?
Solarshield Window Films can help you to achieve compliance by;
Glazing survey – Solarshield can carry out a glazing survey to ascertain which areas of glazing are non-compliant
Installing glass manifestation to the areas identified as unsafe and/or non-compliant
Provide conformity with regulations
Unsure if your glazing is compliant?