Australian Glass Standard AS 1288, AS/NZS 2208 for toughened or laminated glass in buildings (and AS/NZS 2080 for automotive glass).
Property owners: Reduce the risk associated with unsafe or non-compliant glass by upgrading it with 3M Scotchshield Safety and Security film.
Property owners may be exposing themselves to greater risk of litigation and damages if glass on their property is found to be unsafe or non-compliant with current Australian Glass Standards. This is especially apparent with homes constructed or renovated before implementation of the Standard AS1288.
3M Scotchshield Safety and Security films are tested to meet and exceed the requirements of AS 1288 and AS 2208 regulations for Australian Glass Standards. The film is professionally applied by 3M accredited installers and will take sub-standard glass to meet the current Australian Glass Standards of safety and quality (as indicated by the red 'five tick' Standards stamp).
AS2208-1978, Safety Glazing Materials for use in Buildings (human impact considerations).
AS1288-2006, Glass in Buildings: Selection and Installation.
The following case studies reinforce that without the use of safe glass in homes and public places how serious and costly glass injuries can be.
"An 18-year-old South Australian girl was awarded nearly $24,000 compensation when her back and arms were seriously lacerated and disfigured by a breaking shower screen. The District Court of South Australia found that the owner/operator was liable for having glass that was not up to current Australian Standards"
District Court of South Australia, 1996
"An 11-year-old girl fell through the door of a flat, which had been built before 1970. Cuts sustained in the accident were so deep that her leg was almost severed. Damages of nearly $140,000 were awarded. The defence argued that the glass was glazed according to the required Standards at the time it was built, but the Judge ruled that the Standards existing at the time of the accident were irrelevant"
Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, 1991
"The tragic death of a toddler in a Sydney family day care facility in 2003 reignited awareness of how critical safety glass can be. The toddler fell from a chair and crashed through a nearby window sustaining fatal injuries"
NSW Coroners Court, 2003
"An customer attempting to enter a store at night walked into the shop's glass door after the shop was closed. The glass shattered damaging the customer's face. The glass door was found to not incorporate the safety features which such doors should have fitted to safeguard them. The Judge awarded damages of$11,400 to the customer, finding that the shopkeeper failed in its duty of care"
Supreme Court of New South Wales – Court of Appeal, 1985