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Standards and publications


I.S. 158: 1987 Closed String Wood Stairs

BS 5395-1: 2010 Stairs Code of practice for the design, of straight stairs and winders

BS 5395-2: 1984 Stairs, ladders and walkways, Part 2 Code of practice for the design of helical and spiral stairs AMD 6076, Corrigenda C2 + C3 2009

BS 5395-3: 1985 Stairs, ladders and walkways, Part 3 Code of practice for the design of industrial type stairs, permanent ladders and walkways AMD 14247

BS 6180: 2011 Barriers in and about buildings, Code of practice.

BS 6262 – 4: 2005 Glazing for Buildings - Part 4: Code of practice for safety related to human impact

I.S. EN 1991-1-1:2002 Eurocode 1: Actions on structures – Part 1-1: General actions – densities, self-weight, imposed loads for buildings (including Irish National Annex 2005)

I.S. EN 14975:2006+A1:2010 Loft ladders. Requirements, marking and testing

Other standards and publications

Supplementary guidance on the design of stairs to help achieve compliance with the Building Regulations – Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (2014)

C722 Safer stairs in public places - assessment of existing stairs - CIRIA (2013)

Refurbishing stairs in dwellings to reduce the risk of falls and injuries – BRE TRUST (2013)