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BS 4467:1991

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Guide to dimensions in designing for elderly people
Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Language(s)

English

Published date

31-01-1991

Committees responsible
Foreword
Guide
1. Scope
2. Characteristics of ageing
3. Designing for elderly people
Appendices
A. Index of anthropometric dimensions
B. Index of applications
C. Bibliography
Tables
1. Examples of the application of anthropometric data:
     group one
2. Examples of the application of anthropometric data:
    group two
3. Examples of the application of anthropometric data:
    group three
4. Examples of the application of anthropometric data:
    group four
5. Examples of the application of anthropometric data:
    group five
6. Examples of the application of anthropometric data:
    group six
7. Examples of the application of anthropometric data:
    group seven
8. Miscellaneous examples of application
Figures
1. Anthropometric data: group one
2. Anthropometric data: group two
3. Anthropometric data: group three
4. Anthropometric data: group four
5. Anthropometric data: group five
6. Anthropometric data: group six
7. Anthropometric data: group seven
8. Anthropometric data: group eight

Provides guidance in terms of anthropometric dimensions on the design of equipment and buildings for elderly people.

This British Standard provides guidance relevant to the design of equipment and buildings for elderly people. Guidance is given in terms of anthropometric dimensions and by giving examples of applications of this data for particular types of facility. The standard does not cover design for seriously disabled and non-ambulant elderly people.

The guidance is based upon the dimensional requirements of elderly women but the guidance will also prove suitable for the majority of elderly men.

The dimensions given include an allowance for clothing and low heeled shoes.

Due to lack of suitable data, no guidance is given on hand function and forces that elderly people might be able to exert.

NOTE The titles of the publications referred to in this standard are listed on the inside back cover.

Committee
PH/9
DevelopmentNote
Supersedes 89/36575 DC and BS 4467(1969) (08/2005) Reviewed and confirmed by BSI, February 2012. (01/2012)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
20
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Current
Supersedes

BS 5588-1:1990 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for residential buildings
BS 6465-1:1994 Sanitary installations Code of practice for scale of provision, selection and installation of sanitary appliances

BS 5619:1978 Code of practice for design of housing for the convenience of disabled people
BS 5810:1979 Code of practice for access for the disabled to buildings
BS 5588-8:1988 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings Code of practice for means of escape for disabled people

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