Construction products detail

Walk-on glazing, accessible glazing and glazing with fall-through protection

Walk-on glazing is designed for foot traffic. A vertical imposed load of maximum 5 kN/m2 is assumed under normal use conditions.

Glazing accessible for maintenance and glazing with fall-through protection may only be accessed by authorised individuals.

Walk-on glazing consists of structures containing laminated safety glass. The structure consists of multiple panes with interlayers. It is common for the top pane to be designed as what is called a wear layer, i.e. a layer which can be destroyed without degrading the load-bearing capacity.

Regulatory framework

Walk-on glazing is executed in accordance with DIN 18008-5 and glazing accessible for maintenance and glazing with fall-through protection are executed in accordance with DIN 18008-6. For construction techniques which deviate significantly from these provisions, DIBt grants general construction technique permits (aBG).

For products used in the construction technique which are not covered by harmonised European standards, DIBt grants national technical approvals (abZ). European Technical Assessments (ETAs) can also be issued for these products.

Please also note the relevant provisions of the federal states following MVV TB, Section A 1.2.7.

National procedure

A national technical approval (abZ) and/or oder general construction technique permit (aBG) is granted upon application (see Model Building Code (MBO), Sections 16a(2) and18(2) and (4)). This also applies to amendments and supplements to, or renewals of existing approvals and/or construction technique permits.

No formal requirements apply. The following information is needed: name and address of the applicant, description of the product and/or construction technique and its field of use or application, type of decision required (new decision, amendment or supplement to, or renewal of, an existing decision).

Please feel free to use the template below.

European Technical Assessment (ETA)

To start the ETA procedure, please submit the form below. We will then check if the prerequisites for issuing an ETA are met, i.e., in particular, if the product is not fully covered by an existing harmonised standard. If the prerequisites are met, we will check whether a European Assessment Document (EAD) covering the requested assessment scope already exists or still needs to be developed. If an EAD needs to be developed or amended, a complete technical file needs to be established before the procedure can begin.


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