Fall-proof glazing

Fall protection according to DIN 18008 Part 4 (TRAV)

Safety and transparency

Glass construction elements that are intended to protect people from falling from great heights are generally referred to as fall-proof glazing.

Modern architecture values transparency with glass, floor-to-ceiling glass walls and transparent partition walls indoors.  However, architects and executors must ensure that no one falls through the glazing, is seriously injured on impact or even that passers-by are hit by falling parts.

In the event of people or objects colliding with full-height partition glazing, the building component must maintain its structural integrity. It must not be possible to break through the component, and there must be no risk of injury to personnel from falling pieces or fragments. The types of glass used must offer adequate resistance to these kinds of impacts.

Our T46 partition wall systems with single pane glazing and T35 with double pane glazing have been tested and meet the requirements of DIN 18008 - Part 4 (formerly TRAV).

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