Publication title: Approved Document K - Protection from falling, collision and impact
Date published: January 2013
ISBN: 978 1 85946 484 7
Price: £12.50 (free to download)
This current edition of Approved Document K - Protection from falling, replaces the previous edition. This edition has a new look and has been totally re-designed to make reading and navigation easier by using a single column format. There are no new technical requirements.
This edition has been updated by combining Approved Document N: Glazing and also some overlapping guidance that is in Approved Document M: Access to and use of buildings respectively.
The new 2013 edition of AD K is available as a free download PDF document. See below.
The changes in the 2013 edition take effect on 6 April 2013 for building work carried out in England and for excepted energy buildings in Wales. The 1998 edition incorporating 2010 amendments will continue to apply to building work started before 6 April 2013 or subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before 6 April 2013.
This is the current edition of Approved Document K. It supersedes the 1998 edition incorporating 2010 amendments (see archived version below)
New Approved Document K - Protection from falling, collision and impact (2013 Edition) (PDF 4.22Mb) For use after 6 April 2013
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This version incorporates amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010. The changes mainly reflect regulation number changes as a result of re-ordering. There have been no amendments to the substantive requirements in Schedule 1 (i.e. Parts A to P) of the Building Regulations.
Below is a link to an amendment slip showing how the old regulation numbers correspond to the new regulation numbers.
See specific copyright terms which apply to the approved documents.