BS 6349-8:2007 - Maritime structures. Code of practice for the design of Ro-Ro ramps, linkspans and walkways – BSI British Standards

BS 6349-8:2007

Maritime structures. Code of practice for the design of Ro-Ro ramps, linkspans and walkways

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : April 2007



This part of BS 6349 gives recommendations for the design of roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) ramps, linkspans and walkways, used for the transfer of passengers and vehicles between shore and ship.

It applies to the structural elements only and does not cover the design of any operational equipment, traffic control, mechanical or electrical equipment, heating, lighting, life saving or rescue equipment other than as the structures forming a facility need to incorporate and/or support any of these features. Most geometrical aspects of fixed shore ramps are covered in this part of BS 6349, but recommendations for all other aspects are given in BS 6349-2.

This part of BS 6349 does not apply to Ro-Ro facilities used by rail vehicles in that it does not give recommendations for railway loading and associated ramp gradients. However, many of its recommendations are applicable to rail Ro-Ro facilities and can be used in the absence of other guidance.

NOTE This part of BS 6349 is generally intended to cover facilities constructed in the British Isles. Although the majority of the contents are directly applicable elsewhere, local conditions might necessitate modifications, e.g. environmental effects and traffic loading.

Standard NumberBS 6349-8:2007
TitleMaritime structures. Code of practice for the design of Ro-Ro ramps, linkspans and walkways
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 April 2007
Confirm Date01 May 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 6349-4:1994, BS 6399-2:1997, BS 7818:1995, BS 6779-1:1998, BS 6349-1:2000, BS 6349-6:1989, ISO 7061, BS 6349-2:1988, BS EN ISO 14122, BS 6399-3, BS 5400, BS EN 1997, BS 8004
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN ISO 9001, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, 1992, BS EN ISO 9004, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, BS 6349-5, BS 6349-7, Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 1992, BS 6349-3, CAN/CSA-S826.1-01, 1998, Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, BS EN ISO 9000, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994
Draft Superseded By06/30124387 DC
DescriptorsDocks, Bridges, Maritime structures, Passengers, Loading, Structures, Gangways (marine), Marine transport, Design, Docking and mooring gear, Interfaces, Road vehicles, Materials handling, Gangways (buildings), Quays, Structural systems, Ships, Ramps, Structural design
ISBN978 0 580 50203 3
File Size3.117 MB

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