The New Toughened Glass Standards: EN 12600 and EN 12150, which have replaced BS 6206
EN 12150 and EN 12600 - The publication of these standards has taken place and the timings mean that these standards were MANDATORY in September 2006. If you have not implemented your FPC or had your product tested, contact us (using the links provided) for advice.
Changes in Building Regulations have meant that the use of safety glass in buildings (toughened, laminated etc) has increased dramatically over the past ten years. This has also lead to a rise in the number of companies commissioning glass toughening plants.
It is compulsory to implement a quality control system into place that tests the finished product, provides traceability & records plus ensuring the product is manufactured and marked correctly in accordance with the relevant standard.
Like BS EN 1279 for IG units, a European Standard on toughened glass and safety laminated glass is to be enforced. This is similar to the rules in that the manufacturer will be able to make a declaration of conformity.
Recent audits of potential clients using other Third Party controlled schemes have revealed a worrying number of shortcomings. To such an extent that some are trading illegally. We would recommend that manufacturers of these safety products (specified by current Building Regulations) should review their products, their control systems and testing done as a matter of urgency. Perhaps contacting Mike Gaillard or Wayne Rogerson for free advice?
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