Masterglazing Limited believes that people are our most valuable asset.
It is our policy to do all that is reasonably practicable to ensure a Safe and Healthy Environment for all those under our employ or those who may be affected by our activities. Our aim is to ensure that the highest standards of Health & Safety are reflected in any Design, Procurement of Articles, Substances, Services, Construction and Management of our Work Package. We will strive in the care of the environment and the prevention of damage to any property. Implementation of this Policy will be achieved by complying with Masterglazing Limited General Health & Safety and Environmental Policies together with the Main Fit Out Contractor’s Project Health & Safety Plan that sits with the Principal Contractor Incident Injury Free Policy.
These codes of practice have been drawn up between industry representatives and the Health and Safety Executive. Adherence to these codes may be seen to demonstrate competence in meeting proper safety standards.
Code of Practice for Glass Handling and Storage This code of practice has been drawn up to provide guidance on recommended best practice in the safe handling, transport and storage of flat glass, in the warehouse, processing shops and on sites.
Code of Practice for the Use of Stillages by Contractors These guidelines are primarily aimed at contractors who receive and distribute “Glass Stillages” around construction sites. The intent of the following guidance is to enable companies to manage and work with glass stillages safely and comply with the legal requirements laid down under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSW) and the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM).
Code of Practice for the Use of Stillages by Suppliers Guidance is aimed at manufacturers and suppliers of processed flat glass. Both manufacturers and suppliers have duties under Health and Safety law to provide information on the safe use of Stillages.
Code of Practice for Window Installation Safety This code of practice has been drawn up to provide guidance of recommended best practice in the safe installation of windows. It addresses the general duties placed upon both employer and employee by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the more specific requirements of other relevant acts and regulations.
Code of Practice for Working at Heights in the Domestic Replacement Window Industry This code of practice has been drawn up to provide guidance of recommended best practice in the safe handling, transport and storage of flat glass in the warehouse, processing shops and on sites. It addresses the general duties placed upon the employer by the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the more specific requirements of other relevant Acts and regulations.
Following all the correct current building codes and calculating exactly what is required to enable the correct structural strength and application to conform to whatever British or European standard is required or expected from a structural engineer. No installation failures or malpractice lawsuits.
Some examples of safety materials are:
- materials which are inherently robust such as polycarbonates or glass blocks; or
- glass which if it breaks, breaks safely, ie glass which breaks in a way that does not result in large sharp pieces; or
- ordinary annealed glass which meets the following thickness criteria:
Nominal thickness Maximum size
8 mm > 1.1 m x 1.1 m
10 mm > 2.25 m x 2.25 m
12 mm > 3 m x 4.5 m
15 mm > Any size