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Part K (Protection from falling)

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These Approved Documents have been amended because of the introduction of the revised Approved Document supporting regulation 7 (Materials and Workmanship).
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Technical guidance on Schedule 1 of the Building Regulations about protection from falling.
This Approved Document has five requirements:
  • stairs
  • ladders and ramps
  • protection from falling
  • vehicle barriers and loading bays
  • protection from collision with open windows
  • skylights and ventilators
  • protection against impact and trapping by doors.
The document also mentions other standards that can be used for compliances purposes.
Archived versions of Approved Document K are available at the National Archives (external link).

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