A plethora of revised British Standards has led to the publication of a trio of new technical guides from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) for door and window hardware specialists.
BS 3621: 2017 specifies the performance requirements and test methods for a thief-resistant mechanically operated single-point lock assembly.
It provides ironmongers with clarification on how to conform to BS 3621 and the classification for locks in respect of other British and European standards.
BS 8613: 2017 covers Finger Protection Devices for Pedestrian Doors. It will help specifiers, architects, facilities managers, health and safety and risk assessment professionals to choose the appropriate finger protection products to prevent entrapment at the hanging stile of doors.
In January 2018, BS 8300 was changed, with the 2009 version withdrawn; the 2018 version was split in to two standards, one looking at the design of an accessible and inclusive built external environment and the other on the design of an accessible and inclusive built internal environment.
The Guild’s new technical guide on this particular standard focuses on the second topic, given this is the most relevant to the architectural ironmongery industry.
It features an overview of the history of accessibility legislation and goes on to give further detail about specific ironmongery products to which this standard applies.
Douglas Masterson, GAI technical manager (pictured), commented: “Architectural ironmongery companies play a crucial role, working with architects, contractors and others to schedule and specify the hardware for every door and window in a building and to produce a full fixing schedule of hardware items. So it is important that our members are up-to-date with the latest standards.”
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