BS 6472-2:2008 - Guide to evaluation of human exposure to vibration in buildings. Blast-induced vibration – BSI British Standards

BS 6472-2:2008

Guide to evaluation of human exposure to vibration in buildings. Blast-induced vibration

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : June 2008



BS 6472-1 and BS 6272-2 contain additional guidance and take account of recent developments in the subject. The layout of the standards differs substantially from previous editions. These present versions are intended to be more logical and accessible in their presentation of human perception to vibration.

BS 6472-2:2008 deals with the particular problems associated with periodic blasting within range of occupied buildings: the guidance is a formalization of established, widely recognized techniques common in industry.

BS 6472-2:2008 gives guidance on human exposure to blast-induced vibration in buildings. It is primarily applicable to blasting associated with mineral extraction. BS 6472-2:2008 might also be useful in assessing other forms of vibration that are caused by blasting, including when explosives are utilized in civil engineering works and in demolition activity. One-off explosive events such as bridge or building demolitions are outside the scope of this document.

BS 6472-2:2008 does not give guidance on the probability of equipment malfunction, building damage or injury to occupants in buildings subject to blast-induced vibration. Neither is guidance given on legal liability or vibration control and minimization. Advice on damage risk is given in BS 7385.

Together with BS 6472-1:2008 this part of BS 6472 supersedes BS 6472:1992, which is withdrawn.

Standard NumberBS 6472-2:2008
TitleGuide to evaluation of human exposure to vibration in buildings. Blast-induced vibration
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 June 2008
Confirm Date01 May 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN ISO 8041, BS 6841
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 6472-1, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Control of Pollution Act 1974, BS 5228-4:1992, BS 5228-5:1997, ISO 4866:1990, ISO 2631-2:2003, BS 7385-1:1990, BS 7385-2:1993
ReplacesBS 6472:1992
Draft Superseded By06/30113306 DC
DescriptorsMathematical calculations, Pressure, Extraction (minerals), Vibration, Vibration hazards, Physiological effects (human body), Blasting, Explosives, Buildings, Vibration measurement, Frequencies, Vibration intensity, Construction operations, Vibration effects (human body)
ISBN978 0 580 54383 8
File Size259 KB

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