This National Standard of Canada applies to glazing materials that have been subjected to the test methods
described herein. Such test methods are intended to demonstrate minimum performance characteristics designed
to reduce the likelihood of cutting and piercing injuries resulting when glazing materials used in areas of human
impact (see Annex A) in building and architectural applications are broken by human impact.
This standard does not address the strength, durability, fire rated characteristics, appearance or methods of
installation for glazing materials.
The following are not considered safety-glazing materials under this standard: monolithic annealed glass, monolithic
heat-strengthened glass, monolithic chemically-strengthened glass, monolithic glass-ceramic and monolithic wired
The testing and evaluation of a product against this standard may require the use of materials and/or equipment
that could be hazardous. This document does not purport to address all the safety aspects associated with its use.
Anyone using this standard has the responsibility to consult the appropriate authorities and to establish appropriate
health and safety practices in conjunction with any applicable regulatory requirements prior to its use.
Units of measurement – Quantities and dimensions used in this standard are provided in units from the International
System of Units (imperial equivalents may be shown in brackets).