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    #16
    Oh my ...let's get back on track here shall we:

    http://www.warmedgeunits.com/safety.html has a good section on where you should have safety glass. Whenever you replace glass you must bring it up to spec - i think you are legally ok to leave existing glass in place if intact. Certainly whenever i go to glaziers for glass i am always asked where it is for (door window etc - so that they comply with regs and supply correct glass).

    I have a full glass door and 2 glass side panels in one of my props which is let to Home Office - I suggested that i use safety/security glass film to make it safety - which was accepted.It is very quick and easy to fit.

    http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_from=...All-Categories



    Whether it is a legal requirement or not is largely irrelevent - I know several people who have horrendous scars from glass door "accidents". You are morally bound to make your property as safe as you can. It also makes for better sleep at night for you !!!
    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
    W.Churchill

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      #17
      Originally posted by Brightside View Post
      Or, (and if you have a nice handyman) replace
      the doors with those nice fashionable ones from a well known D.I.Y store.
      No more glass, no more worrying - and the next tenant who moves in (who
      can't tell the difference between safety glass and non-safety glass
      ) can't
      start making accusations that the glass is dangerous.


      .....safety glass should be kitemarked to make the difference "apparent" !!!

      http://www.bsigroup.com/en/ProductSe...ruction/Glass/
      A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
      W.Churchill

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        #18
        Originally posted by Rodent1 View Post

        Whether it is a legal requirement or not is largely irrelevent - I know several people who have horrendous scars from glass door "accidents". You are morally bound to make your property as safe as you can. It also makes for better sleep at night for you !!!
        One of the most sensible things Rodent1 has ever posted ...I agree absolutely.
        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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          #19
          Thanks for responding, Jackie.
          Best to try and cover yourself as far as
          possible - that way you cannot fall victim
          to any unscrupulous claims that may be made
          against you in the future.

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            #20
            Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
            One of the most sensible things Rodent1 has ever posted ...I agree absolutely.
            I agree, make your rental property as safe as you can (within reason) after meeting your legal requirements. Its good to know whats legal and what is a personal preference because otherwise you could be sleeping in a cell! It's good that your asking.

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              #21
              I spend a lot of time and money getting as close as i can to making my properties:

              1. Idiot proof
              2. Bullet proof - so to speak !

              I have a severely autistic son (Captain Chaos) so this has become second nature to me!

              Just take a walk around your house with mentality of a drunken idiot devoid of all common sense and list every potential hazard you can find - there will be plenty !!
              Then set about removing the hazards. There is always a cheaper simpler way than you may think - as per glass eg above !
              A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
              W.Churchill

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                #22
                Originally posted by Rodent1 View Post
                Just take a walk around your house with metality of drunken idiot devoid of all common sense
                You made me laugh out loud Rodent1.

                I have bought some of that glass film you linked to. Thanks very much.
                To save them chiming in, JPKeates, Theartfullodger, Boletus, Mindthegap, Macromia, Holy Cow & Ted.E.Bear think the opposite of me on almost every subject.

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                  #23
                  No Problem JK

                  I have a friend (female late 30's) who came home wrecked and lost her balance whilst trying to get a glass out of a kitchen base unit and ended up with the door handle going into her eye, she spent many months recovering and has lost the sight in one eye. It was a bar type handle with the ends protruding at each end - needless to say I don't use this type of handle !!
                  A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
                  W.Churchill

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                    #24
                    How to install window safety film


                    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
                    W.Churchill

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