I want to know how to evaluate whether a shower's glass door bracket is compliant with health and safety regulations in the UK.
We have just had an accident where a floor tile was damaged when my wife slipped in the bath with our 1-year-old son. She held onto the glass door for support and at this point, the door came crashing down into the floor and damaged the floor tile. Luckily no one was hurt in the situation.
This, however, has concerned me that the glass door bracket is not compliant with health & safety regulations.
It is a glass door the sits on the rim of a bath.
There are a few possibilities here, firstly that this bracket is a floor bracket and was not designed to support the load of the glass in a cantilever/open position (and is only relatively safe when resting on the bath rim). The other possibility is that the glass itself is too heavy for the bracket because of the additional section that was added.
Possible solutions to avoid this type of accident in the future is to replace the wall bracket with something compliant with health & safety regulations, or to fix the glass door in a permanent position so that the load can rest on the bath rim.
What is your opinion on this?