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BS 8213-1:2004

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Windows doors and rooflights Design for safety in use and during cleaning of windows, including door-height windows and roof windows. Code of practice
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Hardcopy , PDF

Language(s)

English

Published date

01-10-2004

Committees responsible
Foreword
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 General principles
5 Design for safety in use
6 Means of escape from fire
7 Security from unauthorized entry
8 Design for safety when cleaning
9 Maintenance
Annex A (informative) Reach capabilities
Annex B (normative) Safety restrictors
Annex C (normative) External and internal glazing at height:
        Design for safe cleaning and maintenance
Annex D (normative) Safe use of ladders
Bibliography

Provides recommendations on the design, construction, operation and maintenance of windows, including door height windows, for safety in use and during cleaning, including safe opening characteristics and the arrangement of window controls, to safeguard occupants and passers-by. The recommendations for safety for windows also apply to roof windows, where relevant. Guidance on safety for rooflights is excluded from this document.

This part of BS8213 gives recommendations on the design, construction, operation and maintenance of windows, including door height windows, for safety in use and during cleaning, including safe opening characteristics and the arrangement of window controls, to safeguard occupants and passers-by. The recommendations for safety for windows also apply to roof windows, where relevant. Guidance on safety for rooflights is excluded from this document.

AnnexA gives examples of reach capabilities. AnnexB gives recommendations on safety restrictors. AnnexC sets out basic guidance on design for safe cleaning and maintenance of external and internal glazing at height. AnnexD sets out recommendations for safe working practices in the use of portable ladders where necessary, after assessment of the use of the other methods of safe temporary access given in AnnexC.

NOTE This code of practice is not intended to offer comprehensive guidance for maintenance and redecoration of windows, where more specific safety measures are required.

Committee
B/538/1
DevelopmentNote
Supersedes BS 8213-1(1991) and 99/102416 DC. (10/2004) Reviewed and confirmed by BSI, February 2012. (01/2012)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
26
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Current
Supersedes

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