Building Regs - Part M (Disabled Access)Part M of the current Building Regulations covers access to and use of building and relates to the provision of disabled access.
For raised storage platforms and mezzanine floors, the main reference is regarding the staircase.
The type of staircase required will depend on the use of the mezzanine floor and the provision of reasonable access.
'Part M' requires 'ambulant' staircases that have wider stair treads, lower steps, infilled risers and a mid landing depending on the height.
If the storage platform is being used for the storage of heavy and bulky items that are handled manually it could be unreasonable to expect people with disabilities to carry out this work and if this is the case ambulant staircase may not be required.
This would be determined by an access statement relating to your type of business.
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Building Regs - Part M (Disabled Access) (2205 KB)