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LLDC Inclusive Design Standards

London Legacy Development Corporation LLDC Inclusive Design Standards Publication date: March 2013 Ranking: useful This document sets out the design standards used by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) as a part of the Olympic Legacy process. It develops the guidance

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Design Standards (Environment), Project Management

Fire safety risk assessment: means of escape for disabled people

Publication date: 2007 Ranking: essential Guidance about completing a fire safety risk assessment for people responsible for providing means of escape for disabled people. This guide is a supplement to be read alongside the other risk assessment guides in this

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Posted in Building Regulations, Design Standards (Buildings), Disability, Service Provision

Making premises safe from fire – short guide for businesses

Department of Communities and Local Government Publication date: 2006 Ranking: essential This booklet provides practical advice to people responsible for fire safety in small and medium businesses. It provides entry-level guidance on how to make sure you are meeting the

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Service Provision, Uncategorized

BS 9999:2008 – Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings

British Standards Institute (BSi) Publication date: 2008 Ranking: essential BS 9999:2008 is the fire safety code of practice for building design, management and use. It is based on government guidance and provides a best practice framework for fire safety. The standard

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Posted in Building Regulations, Design Standards (Buildings), Disability

British Standard BS5888-8 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings,

British Standard Publication date: 1999 Ranking: useful – superceded, see below This part of BS 5588 provided guidance for designers, the building construction team and building managements on incorporating into new buildings, or buildings that were being altered, measures that

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Posted in Building Regulations, Design Standards (Buildings), Disability

BS8300:2009+A1 2010 Design of buildings to meet the needs of disabled people

British Standards Institute Publication date: 2010 Ranking: essential BS 8300: 2009+A1:2010 looks at the design of buildings and their ability to meet the requirements of disabled people. By offering best-practice recommendations, this standard explains how architectural design and the built

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Design Standards (Environment), Disability

Accessible Stadia

Sports Ground Safety Authority Publication date: 2015 (first published in 2003) Ranking: Essential This comprehensive updated publication brings together the background information central to designing and providing for disabled spectators at stadia. It lays out clearly the requirements and obligations of legislation,

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Disability, Events & Meetings, Sports

Design guidance for disabled people

North Somerset Council Disability Design Guidance Publication Date:  updated 2013 Ranking:  Essential Guidance produced by North Somerset Council on access for Disabled people to buildings and the wider environment. This is a collection of design sheets on specific access topics

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Posted in Accessible Information, Accommodation, Arts, Auditing, Consultation, Design Standards (Buildings), Design Standards (Environment), Disability, Doors, Hearing Equipment, Highways, Historic Buildings & Landscapes, Lifts, Paving, Signage