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Regulation 14: How compliant are you?

Wednesday, March 02, 2016


Did you know that we carry our Regulation 14 surveys, which are really common in schools and other council-owned establishments?

Most businesses operating within commercial premises require one for insurance purposes too. In particular, Schools are now responsible for arranging their Regulation 14 surveys, especially since the budget required to fund this exercise would have been handed back to schools within the last 10 years.

So what exactly are Regulation 14 and what is assessed in a survey?

The relevant legislation that applies to the commercial and public premises is the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992.

It says that: "The Regulation requires that every window or other transparent or translucent surface in a wall, partition, door or gate should, where necessary for reasons of health or safety, be of a safety material or be protected against breakage of the transparent or translucent material; and be appropriately marked or incorporate features to make it apparent.

The Regulation only expects action "where necessary for reasons of health or safety".

As a business owner or commercial premises manager, you are therefore required to assess every window or other transparent or translucent surface in a wall, partition, or door or gate to establish whether there is a risk of anyone being hurt if people or objects come into contact with it, or if it breaks.

So where do I start? And how do I assess the Regulation 14 risks?

The answer is that you don’t need to. The team at Sun-X operate nationwide, providing solutions with window film and blinds and are proficient at surveying potential risks with glass and glazing too.

We are available to visit your premises and evaluate whether action is required to ensure that the working or public environment is safe and well-maintained.

Our Regulation 14 surveys are quick, efficient and help provide you with the solution you require, to ensure you premises stay safe.

Contact us today to arrange your survey.

Related links: http://www.sun-x.co.uk/news/RegisSchool