Glazing Safety Marking Decals
Why Do We Need Them?
- Make large areas of glass apparent to avoid potential collisions
- Comply with AS1288 and the newer more stringent requirements of AS1428.1-2009
- Required by BCA
- Available in a range of colours up to 50 metres in length
A very important and sometimes forgotten item when it comes to new & existing buildings are glass safety marking decals. The sole purpose of a glass safety marking decal or motives is to help in identifying the existence of glass, avoiding potential collisions or injury as well as making the environment a safer place. To make this possible, a thin strip of film or decal band is placed on each appropriate glass panel, this strip must be a solid and non-transparent band while also providing enough contrast as to not blend in with background objects.
What do they look like?
Where safety manifestation is deemed necessary, it may take the form of broken or solid lines, dots, squares, patterns and company logos as long as they are clearly visible and positioned at an appropriate height.
What are the Installation requirements?
Two height levels are currently required, depending on the standard to which compliance is required – 900 – 1000mm above floor level is required under AS 1428; and between 700 – 1200mm above floor level complies with the broader scope of AS1288.
Who’s responsibility is it to ensure decals are properly installed?
Please note that it is your responsibility that the motives are installed correctly. Manifestation graphics are provided loose and are ready for you to instal on the glass surface preferably on the inside surface of the glass inside the dwelling.
Check the below guide for the correct positioning when it comes to glass safety marking decals.