The provisions of this section of Part 10 in the 2002 BSS Standards are mandatory for non-private boats where applicable.
Falling onto an area of glass, such as a cabin window, could cause a serious injury. To minimise the risk of this happening it's recommended that all port lights, side-scuttles, windows and interior glass petitions are made of safety glass or of a suitable acrylic or polycarbonate material. Other forms of glass can be made safer by the use of suitable adhesive safety film for windows. [10.6]