Safety in building-services design
BSRIA’s guide to ‘Safety in building-services design’ addresses the issue of the cost of providing space for plant and building-services distribution and the pressure that designers often face to reduce the spatial requirements for building-services installation. The guide is intended for designers and provides guidance on designing for safety for both new-build and refurbishment projects.
Designers have an obligation to understand the likely installation and maintenance work required in the buildings they design and must take care to provide safe means of access for installation, maintenance and replacing equipment. They also need to be aware of the legislative requirements that a design may impose on the installer and end user.
Chapters cover legalisation (including CDM), hazards and risks, space requirements and access provision, maintenance, plant-room design and communications.
There is a free download of editable checklist of design considerations.