Injuries can happen if someone falls through a glass door or window, as ordinary glass breaks into big, irregular chunks. To prevent injuries, laminated or toughened glass can be used.
Toughened glass breaks into small granules less than 1 cm across which reduces the risk of major injuries, yet it retains all the qualities of ordinary glass.
Laminated glass does not break into large chunks but stays together and attached to the frame.
Common areas of impact risk where safety glass has to be installed include:
- Glazed doors
- Glazing adjacent to doors
- Low level glazing
- Bathroom areas
- Protective barriers
- Floor to ceiling glass walls