Safeglass for Train Safety

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:

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Emergency Door Release

Class 321, screen printed
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Emergency Door Release

Class 165, handle can be seen through the clear Safeglass
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Train Safety with TIS Seals

Improved safety for Drivers and Staff
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Hammer Boxes common on British Railways

We also manufacture our own hammer box

We have a range of off-the-shelf products which are commonly used throughout the Rail Industry as well as being able to offer a design service for other parts.  If you need to improve train safety with safer break glass, please talk to us.