Acceptable Solution F4/AS1: Safety from Falling
- Third Edition, Amendment 2
- Valid from
- Information provider
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
- Information type
- Acceptable Solution
Acceptable Solution F4/AS1 provides a means of compliance with Building Code Clause F4 Safety from Falling.
Building Code Clause F4 provides for the safe design of all barriers inside and outside the building. F4 confirms buildings are constructed to reduce the likelihood of accidental fall.
It requires barriers where people could fall 1 metre or more. The provisions include barriers for roofs with permanent access and barriers for swimming pools. It sets the characteristics required of barriers, for example, being continuous for the full extent of hazard, and having appropriate rigidity, strength and height.