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Footpath on a Bund

Footpath on a Bund

Footpath on a Bund

I have a situation where I want to provide a footpath/walkway along the top of bund walls 1-2m high in an industrial setting. Where can I find design requirements to satisfy health and safety requirements? I phoned WHS in my state, Qld, but they couldn't help.
Is there a height/top width/side slope combination at which I need to provide railing? Or alternatively where I don't need to provide railing? I tried looking in AS1657.
The side slopes for the bund is higher that allowed for walkways in AS1657.

RE: Footpath on a Bund

What is the batter? 1V:2H? I have seen 1V:1H without handrails in an industrial setting but that's not to say that it was compliant? The height for that footpath exceeded 2.0m. What is the width of the footpath?  

RE: Footpath on a Bund

kikflip, I'm trying to find out what the requirements are (if any) first of all. I would imagine slipping over the edge and down a 2m high 1:1 slope could be dangerous.  

RE: Footpath on a Bund

Your local council might have some guidelines regarding footpaths and batters.
Have you looked in the BCA?

Falling down a 2m high 1:1 slope could be dangerous, but it's unlikely to be as bad as falling down a 6m caged ladder (which does comply with AS1657).

RE: Footpath on a Bund

Yes I have looked in the BCA; no joy.
I also phoned QLD WHS and they don't have any guidelines. So far the best I have found is
Pedestrian Facilities Guidebook
Sponsored by
Washington State Department of Transportation
Puget Sound Regional Council
County Road Administration Board
Association of Washington Cities
Prepared by Otak

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