Glass Manifestations

There is a legal requirement for any large glass door, wall or panel in a public place to be marked sufficiently to let people know it is there, so they don’t walk into it.  These markings are called manifestations.

The rules and regulations for glass manifestations can be found in 2 official documents.  Regulation 14 – windows and transparent or translucent doors, gates and walls, of The Workplace (Health, safety and welfare) Regulations 1992, click here to read it and in the HM Government Building Regulations, section K – protecting from falling, collision and impact, click here to read it.

The regulations state that the manifestations should be placed between a height of 850mm and 1000mm and again at a height of 1400mm and 1600mm. Your manifestation design can be anything from frosted film dots or squares to a large coloured design incorporating your business logo, slogan or values.  The possibilities are endless. You could also use the manifestations to provide privacy to meeting rooms, by choosing a large frosted film pattern so you can’t see through the glass.

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