APPROVED DOCUMENT K – Protection from falling

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Approved Document K


Date published: January 2013

This current edition of Approved Document K – Protection from falling, replaces the previous edition. This edition has a new look and has been totally re-designed to make reading and navigation easier by using a single column format. There are no new technical requirements.

This edition has been updated by combining Approved Document N: Glazing and also some overlapping guidance that is in Approved Document M: Access to and use of buildings respectively.

The new 2013 edition of AD K is available as a free download PDF document. See below.

The changes in the 2013 edition take effect on 6 April 2013 for building work carried out in England and for excepted energy buildings in Wales. The 1998 edition incorporating 2010 amendments will continue to apply to building work started before 6 April 2013 or subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before 6 April 2013.