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Safety & Security Films

Safety Films

Safety Films from 3M can be installed on almost any glass surface to reduce the risk of personal injury or liability in both public and private buildings. There are a range of safety films that offer varying levels of protection from damage as well as the sun.

Features & Benifits:

  • 3M High Mass Clear Adhesive. Creates a strong yet optically clear bond to the window increasing the penetration and tear resistance without affecting vision.
  • Tough Acrylic Abrasion Resistant Coating. A durable outer layer which keeps your film and window looking better for longer.
  • UV Absorbers. Built into the adhesive these absorbers allow the film to maintain clarity and adhesion as well as protective properties longer. These UV absorbers also work to reduce fading and damage to your interior, blocking up to 99% of UV rays.
  • Comprehensive Warranty from 3M. Means that you can be assured of the quality and effectiveness of the film and enjoy worry free protection.
  • Can Contain Sun Control Layers. Safety films from.

Important!

Our Company is obliged to inform you of new Australian Standards law AS1288, which covers all installations of glass at heights and distances from activities that might be prone to accidents and/or increased activity or proximity to people (sliding doors, low windows or glass, glass near playgrounds etc). Glass covered by this standard MUST be Grade A safety glass (and in some situations Grade B Wired) in order to comply.

Applications under AS1288

Low Level Glass in Residential Buildings. Grade A safety glass required where the lowest sightline is less than 500mm from the floor.

Schools, Early Childhood Centres, Aged Care Buildings, Retirement Villages and Nursing Homes. Grade A safety glass required within 1000mm of the floor in schools and within 1500mm elsewhere.

Areas Subject to High Risk Of Breakage. Gymnasiums, Swimming and Spa Pools, Halls, Public Viewing Galleries, Stadiums etc have a Grade A safety requirement.

Doors and General Application. All doors and any glazing within 2000mm of ground level of all buildings are considered subject to risk of impact on human safety and have a Grade A safety requirement.

Press Release and Case Studies

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

Safety & Security Films: Videos

Bus Glass movie

WMV, 2.16 MB

ACA

WMV, 2.71 MB

Scotchshield

WMV, 320 MB