Safety Glass

Product testing is conducted by ERC Testing at our purpose built test facility in Leigh, while final data review then test report issue will be by TÜV Rheinland Nederland.


There are several glass processes that are subject to fragmentation testing, these included EN 12150 Thermally Toughened Glass and EN 14179 Heat Soaked Glass. Samples are broken in a controlled manner and the fragmentation pattern examined to ensure it breaks within the requirements of the appropriate standard.

Mechanical Strength

Determined typically by means of a 4-point bend test to EN1288- 3.

EN 12600 Impact Resistance

Glass designated as safety glass must have evidence of its classification against EN 12600 Pendulum test – Impact test method and classification. An impactor consisting of two pneumatic tyres are fitted to a weight so that the total mass of the impactor is 50kg. The impactor strikes the sample at several heights and a classification calculated based on the performance of 12 samples.

Our main functions include

Testing of safety glass (toughened & laminated) eg EN 12150, EN 12600
Weather testing of windows & doors eg EN 1026, EN 1027, EN 12211, BS 6375, etc.
Enhanced security testing of windows & doors eg PAS 24


Tel: 01942 603927 |