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British Standards Institution. Standards give recommendations on a wide range of building and construction matters including materials, testing, health and safety, access and regulations and many more. They are essential reference for architects, developers, building owners, site managers, building contractors, structural engineers and materials specifiers.

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New Wiring Standard BS 7671:

The IET Wiring regulations BS 7671 are the national standard to which all industrial and domestic wiring must conform. The newly amended BS 7671 includes a large number of changes from the original 2008 document and highlights necessary information to maintain technical alignment with the CEN/Cenelec harmonization documents. The changes/additions include: NEW - Measures against electromagnetic disturbances NEW - Devices for protection against overvoltage (surge protection) NEW - Medical locations NEW - Operating or maintenance gangways.

Health & Safety:

BS OHAS 18001:2007 Occupational health and safety management systems. Requirements

BS OHSAS 18002:2008 Occupational health and safety management systems. Guidelines for the implementation of OHSAS 18001:2007

BS 18004:2008 Guide to achieving effective occupational health and safety performance

PAS 150 Providing rehabilitation services.

Code of practice:

BIP 2050 Managing Safety the Systems Way. Implementing BS OHSAS 18001:2007

BIP 2184 Risk management of machinery and work equipment

Construction Materials:

Asphalt Concrete, Aggregates and Masonry Fencing Glass Roofing Steel Timber

Construction project management:

Ensuring building projects are properly managed is of vital concern to a wide range of people from the architects, contractors and commissioners to the government and public at large. BSI has published PD 6079-4 to help.

Other useful standards in this area: Learn more

Eurocodes and how to implement them

The Eurocodes are seen as leading the way in structural codes. Their flexibility enables adoption and use not only within Europe, but internationally. This feature has been recognized by several countries outside Europe and they are already committed to adopting Eurocodes. Learn more

Disability Access

Since the implementation of Disability Discrimination Act, a company faces prosecution if their premises are inaccessible to people with disabilities. Companies must take reasonable steps to ensure that as many disabled people as possible have full access to goods, services and places of interest.

BS 8300:2009+A1:2010 Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people. Code of practice

Fire safety and alarms in buildings.

Fire safety is often a component of building safety, BSI publications are also important to architects, building professionals, building surveyors, consulting engineers, electrical contractors and local authorities. Learn more

Sustainability.

The important area of sustainability focuses on developing procedures and ways of working that do not produce negative environmental effects or impossibly high costs to those involved. It works towards providing for the needs of the world’s current population without damaging the ability of future generations. Issues such as climate change, energy and waste are just a few of the key areas of concern. Learn more

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BS 7671 applies to the design, erection and verification of electrical installations.

The IET Wiring regulations BS 7671 are the national standard to which all industrial and domestic wiring must conform.

The newly amended BS 7671 includes a large number of changes from the original 2008 document and highlights necessary information to maintain technical alignment with the CEN/Cenelec harmonization documents. The changes/additions include:

NEW - Measures against electromagnetic disturbances
NEW - Devices for protection against overvoltage (surge protection)
NEW - Medical locations
NEW - Operating or maintenance gangways.

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