BS 6180:2011 - Barriers in and about buildings. Code of practice
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Publication date: 31/03/2011
Publisher: British Standards Institute (BSI)
Publication Status: Active
Code of practice for barriers in and about buildings
What is it?
BS 6180 2011 gives the latest recommendations and guidance for the construction of barriers in and around buildings. The standard applies to temporary and permanent barriers designed to protect people from hazards, restrict access or control vehicle traffic. BS 6180 outlines requirements for protective, crash and crush barriers as well as those that impose a speed limit of up to 16km/h (4.44m/s or 10miles/h). The standard does not apply to areas or buildings designed for spectator sports, construction sites or barriers to protect children younger than 24 months.
How does it work?
BS 6180:2011 provides a comprehensive guide to the design, structure, height and strength of barriers. This includes recommendations on all materials used such as aluminium and copper alloys, concrete, plastic steel, stone and wood. Compliance with BS 6180 will guide you through the process of designing and constructing barriers, including measuring safety, reinforcing structures and testing corrosive or flammable qualities.
Who should buy it?
- Those responsible for designing and manufacturing barriers
- Health and safety managers and auditors.
BS 6180:2011 replaces BS 6180:1999.
Contents of BS 6180:2011 includes:
- Normative references
- Terms and definitions
- Materials, components and methods of design and construction
- Preliminary considerations
- Design criteria