FAQ’s & Glass Safety
MAJOR GLASS SAFETY CONCERNS
Frameless Glass safety is extremely important, and should be discussed between your installer and their client. A story broadcast on Today Tonight, which highlighted the need to know the source of your glass for your frameless glass shower, balustrade or pool fence, has triggered many questions from clients intending to have a frameless glass product installed.
There have been an increasing number of instances where toughened glass panels have shattered without warning, which have the potential to cause serious injuries. Click here for a special report from Channel 9’s A Current Affair and The Construction, Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU).
Click here for a recent indecent of exploding glass in Melbourne
WHAT IS EUROGLASS DOING TO ENSURE GLASS SAFETY?
WHERE IS THE GLASS MANUFACTURED?
HOW LONG HAS THE MANUFACTURER BEEN AROUND?
IS THE MANUFACTURER FOLLOWING STRICT AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS?
WHY BUY AUSTRALIAN MADE GLASS?
This is also the case with glass, especially processed toughened glass. Would you buy a car knowing that one day the wheels might fall off? Would you fly in a plane knowing that one day a wing might fall off?
The same applies to imported toughened glass. Would you buy it knowing that one day it could simply shatter without warning?
Glass with more microscopic impurities has a far greater chance of spontaneously shattering than more purified glass. Raw glass is made up of a specific mix of a number of elements. If that mix is out of balance or has too high a level of other impurities in it, it could become unsafe in a processed toughened state at a later date.
Buyer beware when choosing toughened glass products. Play it safe and stick with what is proven quality and BUY AUSTRALIAN MADE.