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Protection from falling, collision and impact (2013 edition) (For use in England)

Building Regulations 2010: Approved Documents K

NBS, 2013
Protection from falling, collision and impact (2013 edition) (For use in England)

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Building Regulations 2010: Approved Documents


Provides practical guidance for complying with building regulation requirements relating to: protections from falling, collisions and impacts in and around buildings. The 6 main requirements cover: stairs, ladders and ramps; falling; vehicle barriers and loading bays; impacts with glazing; glazing in buildings other than dwellings and finally impacts from and trapping by doors.


Published by NBS, part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd on behalf of HM Government (DCLG). Supersedes the 1998 edition (as amended). Came into effect 6 April 2013. This approved document gives guidance for compliance with the Building Regulations for building work carried out in England. It also applies to building work carried out on excepted energy buildings in Wales as defined in the Welsh Ministers (transfer of functions) (No. 2) order 2009. See inside front cover for details of the main changes in the 2013 edition. January 2013: A correction has been incorporated on Page 22, Paragraph B from 300mm to 380mm. Incorporates changes listed in: Corrections to Approved Document K 2013 (for use in England) booklet.




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