Overview of recent glass barrier changes
1) When did amendment 13 to B1/AS1 citing NZS4223 Part 3 come into force?
ANSWER: The changes came into effect on 1 June 2016.
2) If you deign or specify a propriety glass barrier that does not meet the recently amended B1/AS1 requirements what is your applicable compliance pathway?
ANSWER: The alternative solution route.
3) What is the purpose of providing an ‘interlinking rail’ as part of the barrier assembly?
ANSWER: To provide a ‘second line of defence’ in the event of the glass failing.
4) Do existing barriers have to be upgraded to comply with the new requirements?