Case Study:

Glazing & widow restrictor audit


Our clients include:

  • Barts Health
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals
  • Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
  • Plus more.

For glazing and window restrictors, there are two key pieces of legislation your healthcare estate must comply with. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 explains if any glazing materials break, they cannot threaten the health of building occupants, whilst Part D of the Health Building Note (HBN) 00-10 outlines that vulnerable adults shouldn’t be able to force a window restrictor open beyond 100mm. Our glazing & window restrictor audit can help you plan the future and ensure your estate is meeting these requirements.

How we complete your project

Our surveyors will systematically review all of the external and internal windows in your scope. They will determine their condition, make up and restrictor quality, and identify where new glazing and restrictors need to be fitted.

Our compliance teams are managed by ex-NHS estates officers, who can use their experience of working in the healthcare sector to make the best decisions for your buildings.

We can give you the following results:

  • Glazing type, condition and compliance with building regulations
  • Window types, condition and frame construction details
  • Restrictor type and conditions.

We’ll give each window an asset number so you can easily identify them, and deliver this information as Excel spreadsheets, AutoCAD drawings or to your CAFM system.


The benefits

Finding in-house staff to carry out your audit can be time-consuming. Choose an independent audit with us, and we’ll advise you of everything which needs improving or replacing fast.

With accurate information on your glazing and window restrictors, you can be sure you’re complying with legislation and keeping your staff and patients safe. The data we provide will allow you to take steps to repair or upgrade any issues raised, as well as set up PPM to ensure ongoing compliance.

We can run this audit in conjunction with several of our other services, including CAD update, occupancy survey and fire survey.

“I am delighted with the results Topscan have provided the Trust. Following the audit, I was provided a report which included a list of recommendations for remediation works for both the glazing units and the window restrictors, making my job a whole lot easier in this area. There were a few eye openers and actions for me to get to work on straight away.”

Head of Estates, Facilities & Capital Projects - Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

For more information or a quotation, please contact us:
Chad Coombes

Director

07827 018819
David Woods

Business Development Manager

07772 756161
Daniel Hatton

Business Development Manager

07508 373879
Brian Johnston

Business Development Manager

01202 443300