When glazing is broken or shattered in an overhead location, it is critical that the situation is assessed and a plan put in place to reduce risk to building tenants and the general public.
Our Emergency Glazing teams are able to use our IRATA Rope Access techniques to swiftly access defective overhead glazing to ensure the safety of building occupants. Whilst the glazing will require replacement long term, our team are able to assess the fractured glazing and advise on required safety measures. Our Technicians will then specify the safest form of temporary repair either the application of emergency glazing film or the removal of defective broken glass and installation of temporary boarding / weatherproofing to minimise disruption to building occupiers.
Our site team will look to identify the cause of impact. Where required, we can collect a sample of the defective glazing in order to send for laboratory analysis to assess for nickel sulphide inclusion – a common defective in toughened glass which can result in spontaneous breakages.
Once our works are completed, our team will look to provide a quotation to replace the defective glazing and complete the glass replacement.