Glazing near staircases (where contact could be made by someone using the stairs) shall be suitable for its location.

Where staircases are located close to glazing, any glass below the minimum guarding height or within a zone where a user may make impact, the glass should either not break or be designed to break safely. The glazing should be at least one of the following:

  • protected by a balustrade or railing (balustrade spacing should be a maximum of 75mm)
  • toughened or laminated glass
  • constructed using glass blocks.