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Safety in Building Services Design (Superseded) (BG 55/2014)


This guide has been superseded by a second edition, BG 55/2018.

This publication provides guidance on designing for safety

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This guide has been superseded by a second edition, BG 55/2018.

Space, and the cost of providing space, for plant and building services distribution is at a premium and designers often come under pressure to reduce the spatial requirements for building services installations. In order to discharge their obligations, designers must take considerable care to provide safe means of access for installation, maintenance and equipment replacement. This guide is intended for use by designers and provides guidance on designing for safety for both new build and refurbishment projects.

A free download of an editable design considerations checklist is provided in Excel format. It is also attached to the pdf of this publication.

The guide includes information on:
• Relevant legislation including CDM
• Hazards and risks
• Space requirements and access provision
• Maintenance
• Plant room design
• Communication

BSRIA can provide training on Safety in Building Services Design. For further information, contact the training manager, Mike Lee  or telephone +44(0)1344 465 609. 

You may also be interested in our Building Services Legislation training course. 

Publication details

AuthorTudor R
No. of pages51
Number of books in set1
Date publishedAugust 2014


If you have any specific questions about this publication please contact our Publications Manager David Bleicher on +44 (0)1344 465529 or david.bleicher@bsria.co.uk

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