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BC Update 183: Glass barrier requirements to be amended 1 June 2016

Posted: 9 May 2016

BC Update
On 1 June 2016 Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment will amend the glass barrier requirements in the acceptable solution B1/AS1, to those requirements in NZS 4223.3:2016. The current glass barrier requirements in B1/AS1 will cease to have effect at the same time.

The changes will mean that all new frameless glass barriers that comply with B1/AS1 will be required to have an interlinking rail, unless the barrier is laminated safety glass and has features to retain panes of glass in the event of breakage.

Prior to 1 June 2016, MBIE encourages anyone installing a frameless glass barrier to use the Standard NZS 4223.3:2016 and incorporate an interlinking rail.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: