I went away with my husband this weekend for a well earned rest and change of scenery. We had a lovely meal in a quaint pub. We had a glass (or two) of red wine and an Irish coffee. It was a lovely meal in a lovely setting.
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During the meal there was an incident and I was not sure whether to laugh, show concern or pretend not to notice. A poor woman, got up and out of her chair to head outside, for a cigarette I presume. As she proceeded to head for the main door, she didn't notice an inner door with slightly tinted glass, which was closed. She walked straight into it only slowing down as she hit it. She had no idea it was there. There was a terrible loud bang as her head, body, knee and foot all came into contact with the glass at the same time. She was wearing glasses and they appeared to be damaged and she cut her face.
Some of the people laughed at first, but then realised just how severe the accident was so quickly made gestures of concern whilst others were up out of their chairs in a flash. Some didn't see what happened but they were soon brought up to speed by the other diners.
Frameless glass doors are often used in public buildings but are usually required to have a decorative sticker to alert users that it is a full glazed panel.
At this point I instantly found myself thinking that the glass door should be replaced with a safer alternative from the Doorsan collection. My husband had to stop me from handing a business card to the manager who appeared to calm things down and take charge.
Kershaws fully glazed doors such as the Internal Shaker Pattern 10 Clear Glazed door and the custom Type L, also with clear glazing, have a choice of timber surrounds which usually alerts the user to the glazing. It is advisable to conform to Building Regulations in public buildings so do contact your local Building Officer for guidance
The lady sat back down and a few minutes later the incident was history. I couldn't help thinking though that the door was just a bad idea and that something from our range would have looked better and been a whole lot safer. Maybe I'll go back another time and give them our website details. After all, I wouldn't want to see a repeat performance.