Section 7 - 7.2

Published: 16/11/2014

Guidelines for the Use of Glass in Protective Barriers

Published November 2014

This Data Sheet covers the use of glass in protective barriers (generally referred to as balustrades) that are designed to offer protection to people where a difference in height constitutes a falling risk.

It covers:
a. Full height protective barriers
b. Balustrades with glass infill panels
- i. Fully framed
- ii. Edge supported
- iii. Point/clip supported
c. Free standing glass protective barriers

As well as giving the basis of design there is an Annex that covers the situation with respect to conformity with Building Regulations in the United Kingdom.

It does not cover curved glass when used in the above applications.

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Section 7 - 7.2