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Old 04-01-2008, 19:42
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Is there a law detailing the minimum width between aisle's in shop's?

I have tried searching for it, but I can not find it.

Please help.

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Old 04-01-2008, 19:44
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I imagine it would come under Health and Safety law. Making sure that the ailes are clear and lead to an emergency exit.

I doubt there is a specific measurement.
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Old 04-01-2008, 19:49
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I believe as part of the Disability Discrimination Act, shops are required to ensure there is sufficient space for a wheelchair to pass along an aisle.
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Old 04-01-2008, 20:07
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How big do you think new mothers are?
i didnt realise how that sounded
i meant with the pram

molly xxx
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Old 04-01-2008, 20:16
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1.2m (4 feet)

It's covered in Part M of the Building Regulations.
http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/PpW...F_ADM_2004.pdf
Info can be found on Page 35, clause 3.14.

It may also be covered in Part B (fire escape widths), but the width would depend on the size of the shop.
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Old 04-01-2008, 20:46
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1.2m (4 feet)

It's covered in Part M of the Building Regulations.
http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/PpW...F_ADM_2004.pdf
Info can be found on Page 35, clause 3.14.

It may also be covered in Part B (fire escape widths), but the width would depend on the size of the shop.
Thank you ThinBoy for being helpful
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Old 04-01-2008, 20:58
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1.2m (4 feet)

It's covered in Part M of the Building Regulations.
http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/PpW...F_ADM_2004.pdf
Info can be found on Page 35, clause 3.14.

It may also be covered in Part B (fire escape widths), but the width would depend on the size of the shop.
Are you sure that covers shop aisles? Aisles are a space between fittings which aren't part of the structure of the building - do building regulations actually cover that? Doesn't that refer to the space between walls, columns or things which are actually part of the building?
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Old 04-01-2008, 21:37
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Isn't there an option to Ignore posts by some FM's, might be useful at times...
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Old 04-01-2008, 21:42
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or possibly a new mother,or a person in a wheelchair

molly xxx
Or a new Dad!

I was in a shop last week pushing babies Scott in their Bill and Teds buggy. On getting out of the lift, I found my path blocked by a stupidly placed display unit. I simply stopped the buggy and shoved it out of the way myself.
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Old 04-01-2008, 21:46
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Or a new Dad!

I was in a shop last week pushing babies Scott in their Bill and Teds buggy. On getting out of the lift, I found my path blocked by a stupidly placed display unit. I simply stopped the buggy and shoved it out of the way myself.
Mothercare are one of the worst for small crammed aisles!
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Old 04-01-2008, 21:47
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I believe as part of the Disability Discrimination Act, shops are required to ensure there is sufficient space for a wheelchair to pass along an aisle.
Well our shop would fail, because there is no way we could make it any wider!
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Old 04-01-2008, 21:51
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Mothercare are one of the worst for small crammed aisles!
This was a Monsoon, possibly the smallest Monsoon in the UK!
I couldn't get near the changing room either to give my expert opinion on the stuff Mrs S was trying on
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Old 04-01-2008, 22:12
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I once knocked over a massive display whilst pushing a pram, the woman serving me was very apologetic at it being there as she could see it was going to cause difficulties for pram users and wheelchair users but it was managements decision to put it there to entice buyers and their loss when I smashed most of it
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Old 04-01-2008, 22:17
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To set the record straight (THIS IS NOT A WHINE)I am disabled. I have disc and joint problems in my lower back and sciatica in my left leg

I can walk very slowly and only for short distance before the pain in my back and left leg get so bad that I have to stop and rest.

It can take me from ½ an hour to over an hour to walk the ¼ of a mile from my house to the shops in the small town where I live.

When I go to the shops in Cambridge I need to use a shop mobility scooter to get around. As so many of the big name shops make it very difficult to get around with out knocking over display’s I thought would be a good idea to try and find out what the law is so that when I ask them to move something I can tell them why?
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Old 04-01-2008, 22:21
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I once knocked over a massive display whilst pushing a pram, the woman serving me was very apologetic at it being there as she could see it was going to cause difficulties for pram users and wheelchair users but it was managements decision to put it there to entice buyers and their loss when I smashed most of it
lol.. think I'm going to be a bit more carefree when in shops now.
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