BS 8300 Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people. Code of practice

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BS 8300:2009+A1:2010

Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people. Code of practice

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : February 2009



Comment on the draft of PAS 900 Code of Practice for Wheelchair Passport SchemesWhat is BS 8300: 2009+A1:2010?

BS 8300: 2009+A1:2010 looks at the design of buildings and their ability to meet the requirements of disabled people. By offering best-practice recommendations, this standard explains how architectural design and the built environment can help disabled people to make the most of their surroundings. BS 8300: 2009+A1: 2010 looks at how some facilities, such as corridors, car parks and entrances, can be designed to provide aids for the disabled. It also demonstrates how additional features, including ramps, signs, lifts and guard rails, can be installed.

How does it work?

The requirements set out within BS 8300, covers a range of disabilities and the use of public buildings by disabled people who are residents, visitors, spectators or employees. This standard’s recommendations include parking areas, setting-down points and garaging, access routes to and around all buildings, as well as entrances and interiors. It also covers the relevant routes to all the facilities that are associated with these buildings.

Who should buy it?

  • Professionals involved in the design and construction of buildings
  • Architects
  • Surveyors
  • Engineers 
  • Health and safety managers 
  • Finance and operations directors
  • Facilities managers
  • Building owners, managers and controllers

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Standard NumberBS 8300:2009+A1:2010
TitleDesign of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people. Code of practice
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date28 February 2009
Confirm Date01 November 2015
Cross ReferencesBS 3621, BS 4787-1, BS 5499-4, BS 5499-5, BS 5839-1, BS 6180:1999, BS 6262, BS 6262-4, BS 6440, BS 6571-4, BS 7036-1:1996, BS 7036-2, BS 7036-3:1996, BS 7036-4, BS 7594, BS 7953, BS 8213-1, BS 8233, BS 8621, BS 9999:2008, BS 10621, BS EN 81-1, BS EN 81-2, BS EN 81-28, BS EN 81-70, BS EN 115, BS EN 179:2008, BS EN 1125:2008, BS EN 1154:1997, BS EN 1155, BS EN 1303, BS EN 1935, BS EN 1991-1-1, BS EN 10535, BS EN 12051, BS EN 12209, BS EN 12414, BS EN 60118-4, ISO 9386-1, ISO 9386-2, BS 1134-1, BS 4800, BS 5252, BS 5395-1:2010, BS 5395-2, BS 5619, BS 5655-6, BS 5656-2, BS 5776:1996, BS 6571-6, BS 7976-2, BS 8206-2, BS 8220-2, BS 8220-3, BS 8493, BS 8501, DD 266, BS EN 81-72, prEN 81-40, prEN 81-41, Building Regulations 2000 Approved Document M:2004, Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Disability Rights Commission Act 1999, Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, Disability Discrimination Act 2005, Equality Act 2006, Lifts Regulations 1997, Building Regulations 2000 Approved Document B:2007, Scottish Building Standards Technical Handbook. Section 2:2007, Building Regulations (N
ReplacesBS 8300:2001
Amended ByAmendment, July 2010. Amends and replaces BS 8300:2009.
Draft Superseded By08/30153845 DC08/30182649 DC10/30217420 DC
DescriptorsBuildings, Buildings open to the public, Housing, Architectural design, Disabled people, Handicapped people, Aids for the disabled, Design, Circulation and space systems (buildings), Entrances, Doors, Circulation spaces, Corridors, Stairs, Guard rails, Ramps, Signs, Lifts, Car parks (buildings), Parking areas, Construction systems, Building regulations, Health and safety requirements, Fire safety in buildings
ISBN978 0 580 70730 8
File Size9.86 MB

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