Guarding should be provided where it is reasonably necessary for safety to guard the edges of any part if a floor (including an opening window), gallery, balcony, roof (including roof lights and other openings), any other place to which people have access (unless it is only for the purposes of maintenance or repair) and any light well, basement area or similar sunken area next to a building.
Guarding should also be provided in vehicle parks, but not on any ramps used only for vehicle access. Guarding need not be provided to such places as loading bays where it would obstruct normal use. Any wall, parapet, balustrade or similar obstruction may serve as guarding. Guarding should be at least the height shown. Guarding should be capable of
resisting at least the horizontal force applied at the height shown. Where glazing is to be used in the guarding, make reference to Approved Document N: Glazing-safety in relation to impact.
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