Research and analysis

Edge protection in multi-storey car parks: review of design standards

Final report of the design specification and compliance testing in multi-storey car parks to provide edge protection.


Edge protection in multi-storey car parks

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Current standards quantify a design impact, but provide no precise test method by which to judge compliance.

The standards have been interpreted in a variety of ways, which meant there has been inconsistent quality of edge protection installed in new car parks.

The testing of existing installations for adequacy has been made to widely differing safety levels. This study set out to achieve the overall objective by delivering a consistent best practice for local installation details.

Published 6 October 2001