This standard specifies the determination of the bending strength of monolithic glass for use in buildings. The testing of insulating units or laminated glass is excluded from this standard. This standard describes:
- considerations to be tanken into account when testing glass,
- explanations of the reasons for designing different test methods,
- limitations of the test methods,
and gives pointers to safety requirements for the personnel operating the test equipment.
EN 1288-2, EN 1288-3, EN 1288-4 and EN 1288-5 specify test methods in detail.
The test methods specified in this standard are intended to provide large numbers of bending strength values which can be used as the basis for statistical evaluation of glass strength.