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Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods For New Zealand Building Code Clause F4 Safety from falling

All content related to F4 Safety from falling

3rd edition, amendment 2

Current version: Effective from 1 January 2017

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

Minor changes to Table 1 regarding barriers on stairways. A comment is provided on access to building services equipment mounted on roofs. Requirements for opening windows are clarified in section 2.0.

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3rd edition, amendment 1

Effective from 21 June 2007 to 30 May 2017

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

All of the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods relating to F4 are contained in one document.

  • F4/AS1 sets out a means to design barriers for height, construction in housing and construction in areas likely to be frequented by children under 6 years of age.  It includes designs for fixed seating on a deck to housing; parapet and rail barriers; opening windows; retaining walls and construction site barriers.  It also provides a design solution in areas used exclusively for emergency or maintenance purposes in buildings and other buildings not frequented by children. 

3rd edition, unamended

Effective from 24 September 2007 to 21 June 2007

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

2nd edition, amendment 4

Effective from 28 February 1998 to 21 June 2007

 

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

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