Stairs, ladders and walkways - Part 1: Code of practice for the design, construction and maintenance of straight stairs and winders
Recommendations for the design, construction and maintenance of straight stairs, including landings and winders in buildings.
This British Standard, a part of the BS 5395 series, gives recommendations for the design, construction and maintenance of straight stairs, including landings and winders, in various materials for building.
Information is given on regulations and relevant standards. Recommendations and guidance are given on arrows on drawings, safety, dimensions, accuracy, durability, materials and surface finishes, acoustics, lighting, constructional design, forms of construction, protection and painting, and cleaning and maintenance.
This British Standard does not apply to steps or stairs which are not connected to a building, for example, those which are part of the surrounding landscape or which provide entry to a property. This standard also does not apply to ramps, whether stepped or not, nor to ladders, nor to steps within swimming pools.
History and related standards
This British Standard supersedes BS 5395-1:1977 and its amendments, which are withdrawn.
This standard includes the following cross references:
BS 449-2, BS 585-1, BS 585-2, BS 648, BS 1217, BS 4592-2, BS 4592-3,
BS 4592-5, BS 5266-1, BS 5268-2, BS 5268-5, BS 5578-2, BS 5588-1, BS 5588-2,
BS 5588-3, BS 5588-4, BS 5588-6, BS 5588-8, BS 5588-10, BS 5606, BS 5950,
BS 6093, BS 6150, BS 6180, BS 6262-4, BS 6399-1, BS 6399-2, BS 6399-3,
BS 6954-3, BS 7371-6, BS 8000-12, BS 8110-1, BS 8118-1, BS 8118-2, BS 8201, BS EN 942, BS EN ISO 1461, BS EN ISO 12944-4, BS EN ISO 12944-5,
BS EN ISO 12944-7, BS EN ISO 14713.