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Why safety film should be used in all schools and workplaces

Schools and workplaces require several unique safety parameters to be addressed. Not only is this critical for the health and well-being of anyone at these locations, but lapses in safety can lead to costly lawsuits and severe legal repercussions. We are all aware of some common techniques such as the installation of fire alarms and the addition of non-slip floors, but safety film is another very important product to consider. What are some of the benefits associated with this material and why should it be utilised within these environments?

The numerous purposes of window film

This type of film is available in several different sizes, opacities and finishes. So, there is virtually no environment that cannot benefit from its use. A handful of notable advantages of window film include:

  • The reduction of harmful ultraviolet rays.
  • Enhanced privacy from the public eye.
  • A seamless and professional appearance.
  • The ability to bolster the aesthetic appeal of a location.
  • The avoidance injuries normally resulting from shattered glass.

There is indeed much more than meets the eye in terms of the virtues of this type of material. However, why are these particularly applicable to the school or the workplace?

Privacy concerns

First, film designed for windows is often used when greater levels of privacy are required. Whether referring to board rooms or partitions between desks, this is an invaluable trait for nearly any office atmosphere. Still, it is just as important to consider this attribute in relation to public and private schools. Many institutions equip their windows with such a film to avoid any potential prying eyes from the outside world.

Shatter-resistant qualities

Every year, thousands of injuries are caused by accidents involving broken glass. In some instances, these injuries can be severe. Safety film adds an extra layer of protection if this glass happens to break. Under normal circumstances, it would shatter into multiple shards. This could harm a student or a worker and even the clean-up can pose a danger. Window safety film will hold these pieces together. This reduces the chances of injuries while allowing the broken slivers to be easily removed and replaced.

Protection from ultraviolet radiation

Both children and adults need to be concerned about the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun. So, window film can often be employed within environments that are exposed to high levels of solar radiation. Indoor playgrounds, greenhouses and glass canopies can benefit from this material. The products installed by Westgate Solar Control can reflect up to 99 per cent of ultraviolet radiation while allowing visible light through. This is also a great solution for those who are looking to cut down on heating costs over time.

A cost-effective and simple solution

This type of film is quick to install and it will require very little maintenance. So, it is often preferred over tinted glass and more labour-intensive projects. It offers a clean appearance and arising from the fact that it can block most ultraviolet rays, the colours of sensitive objects such as furniture and paintings are protected over time. There is no doubt that this film will pay for itself and offer a sense of longevity difficult to achieve through other methods. If you are curious to learn about additional advantages or if you would like to make an enquiry in regards to the services that we provide, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience.

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