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BS 6187:2011

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Code of practice for full and partial demolition

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English

Published date

31-12-2011

Foreword
Introduction
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Approaches to demolition
5 Planning and managing projects
6 Procurement
7 Knowledge of the site
8 Decommissioning procedures
9 Identifying structural hazards
10 Health hazards
11 Health and safety of people on or off site
12 Protection of people and the environment
13 Safe working spaces and exclusion zones
14 Structural demolition: Principles, mechanisms
    and hazards
15 Avoidance of unplanned structural collapses
16 Temporary structures for stability, support
   and access
17 Demolition techniques
18 Materials handling and processing
19 Typical demolition methods for various types
   of structure
20 Completion of the works
Annexes
Annex A (informative) - Training and competencies
Annex B (informative) - Legislation, statutory regulations,
        codes of practice guidance relevant to demolition
Annex C (informative) - Useful contacts for demolition work
Annex D (informative) - Heritage
Annex E (informative) - Demolition waste protocols
Annex F (normative) - Hazards associated with prestressed
        materials
Bibliography

Specifies good practice recommendations for the demolition (both full and partial) of facilities, including buildings and structures.

This British Standard gives good practice recommendations for the demolition (both full and partial) of facilities, including buildings and structures. This standard is therefore applicable to demolition activities undertaken as part of structural refurbishment. It also covers decommissioning. In particular, the standard gives recommendations for: the proper and effective management of demolition processes, including those forming part of structural refurbishment; maintaining structural stability, including through the provision of temporary structural support, where necessary; managing deliberate structural collapse; identifying and establishing responsibilities during all phases of the demolition processes; acquiring a knowledge of the site, including its former uses; managing environmental issues; managing health and safety hazards; carrying out risk assessments and planning the work accordingly; establishing and managing procedures effectively; determining and managing safe exclusion zones. The standard takes into account safety, health and issues that affect the protection of the environment. For the purposes of this standard, demolition activities include, for example, activities that might be known as dismantling, disassembling, demounting, partial demolition, removal, decommissioning, deconstruction and soft stripping, and structural refurbishment, including renovation, rehabilitation, rebuilding, remodelling, reconstruction, redevelopment, restoration, renewal, replanting, development, enlargement, extending, augmenting, conservation, modifications, alterations, structural alterations, upgrading and reroofing. This standard is not applicable to all structural refurbishment activities; only those involving partial demolition. It is essential that those carrying out demolition activities possess the necessary levels of competence. Clients or procurers of demolition works need to ensure that all contractors, designers and other team members that they propose to engage or appoint are competent to comply with the health and safety requirements necessary to undertake demolition activities. AnnexA gives guidance on the training and competence required for the activities covered by this standard.

Committee
B/513
DevelopmentNote
Supersedes BS 6187(2000). (12/2011) Supersedes 11/30153572 DC. (01/2012)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
168
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Current
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