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Stairs, ladders and walkways. Code of practice for the design of industrial type stairs, permanent ladders and walkways (AMD 14247) (No longer current but cited in Building Regulations)

Series/doc. No BS BS 5395-3:1985
Year 1985
Abstract Covers factors affecting choice of means of access or escape, structural materials, dimensions, safety equipment, platform and walkway floor loads.
History Superseded by BS EN ISO 14122 parts 1, 2, 3:2001 and BS EN ISO 14122-4:2004. This document is no longer current but is cited in the Building Regulations for England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland
ISBN 0580147061
Subject(s) Types of Spaces within buildings
Building types
Circulation areas
Building structure
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Publisher British Standards Institution
Publisher History With over 100 years of experience the British Standards Institute is recognised as the UK’s National standards body. Their committees work with the manufacturing and service industries, government, businesses and consumers to facilitate the production of British, European and International standards.
Table Of Contents
Committees responsible
Foreword ii
1 Scope 1
2 Definitions 1
3 General 2
4 Materials 4
5 Stairs 4
6 Fixed ladders 8
7 Companion way ladders 12
8 Platforms and walkways 13
9 Edge protection 15
10 Protective barriers 15
Figure 1 - Basic components and definitions of terms 3
Figure 2 - Typical industrial stairs 6
Figure 3 - Typical fixed ladders 9
Figure 4 - Typical companion way ladder 14
Figure 5 - Typical arrangement of protective barriers 17
Table 1 - Factors affecting choice of means of access or escape 2
Table 2 - Structural materials 5
Table 3 - Platform and walkway floor loads 15
Table 4 - Lateral loads for handrails 16
Publications referred to 19


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