Train safety is a major concern for all Train Operating Companies. Safeglass® helps to improve break glass systems by ensuring the “glass” can be broken with minimal risk of injury.
Before we came along, real glass was used and there were complaints that passengers could cut themselves if they had to use the equipment in an emergency. Sometimes a resin was used to replace the glass but it was very weak and not suitable for a busy train.
Safeglass® is an alternative to real glass and it can increase safety on trains. It is designed to mimic some of the properties of real glass but when it is broken, it forms pieces that can be handled safely. This means the train is safer for passengers and safer for staff.
Award Winning Safeglass® is the ideal material for break glass safety equipment because it was specifically designed for this task. It is a versatile material making it suitable for a variety of jobs.
Some examples of Safeglass® at work are:
The Class 321 screen printed break glass for Emergency Door Release.
The Safeglass part is clear and the emergency handle can be seen.
Improved safety for drivers and maintenance staff by using Safeglass seals.
The glass is clear and a luminous sticker with instructions is above the Release.
Common Hammer Box on British Railways. We also manufacture hammer boxes which are compliant with EN45545 fire standards for Rail.