BS 5395-1:2010 from BSI

BS 5395-1:2010

Stairs. Code of practice for the design of stairs with straight flights and winders

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : February 2010



What is BS 5395-1:2010?

In the UK there are over 500 deaths and an estimated 250,000 non-fatal accidents from stair-related incidents. BS 5395-1 sets out a code of good practice for the design of straight-flight stairs and steps. This includes landings and winders for all types of buildings and industrial walkways. One of the most important aspects of stair design that has an impact on the safety of users is the tread dimensions. The standard covers steps and stairs outside buildings, spiral or helical stairs, industrial stairs, ramps, ladders, swimming pool steps and loft or basement stairs.

How does it work?

BS 5395-1 looks at all the safety factors that should be taken into account during the structural design of stairs. The standard defines best-practice dimensions, as well as durability and materials. It also explains slip resistance, noise control and lighting levels.

Who should buy it?

  • Designers of straight-flight stairs
  • Suppliers of balustrades and hand rails
  • Builders
  • Construction managers
  • Architects
  • Health and safety inpectors

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Standard NumberBS 5395-1:2010
TitleStairs. Code of practice for the design of stairs with straight flights and winders
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date28 February 2010
Confirm Date15 May 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 6262-4:2018, BS 9999, BS 5266-1, BS 7976-2, BS 6180, BS 1134-1, BS 5395-2
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 5395-4, Building Regulations (Northern Ireland), BS 5606, BS 4211, BS 5250, Document M, HSE FIS22:1999, BS EN 14076, Booklet V, Document N, 1992 (as modified), Section 2, Scottish Building Standards Technical Handbooks., BS 8233, BS EN ISO 140, BS 4592-0, Building (Scotland) Regulations, Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations, Building Regulations (Northern Ireland). Technical, Building Regulations for England and Wales, Section 4, HS(G) 156, BS 7953, Booklet H, Document K, Booklet E, Building Regulations for England and Wales. Approved, Booklet R, DD 266:2007, BS EN 13200-1:2019, BS 8300:2009
ReplacesBS 5395-1:2000
Draft Superseded By07/30140174 DC
DescriptorsRoughness (surface), Treads (stairs), Dimensions, Structural design, Noise control (acoustic), Fire safety, Surfaces, Slip, Straight-flight stairs, Stability, Loading, Balustrades, Lighting levels, Steps (stairs), Stairs, Safety measures, Hand-rails, Design
ISBN978 0 580 55896 2
File Size864 KB

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