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This code of practice refers to hand loaded shelving made generally from cold or hot formed steel. The application is restricted to installations less than 3600mm high with height/depth ratios not exceeding 6:1. It applies to hand loaded shelving in single tier construction made from cold formed or hot rolled steel with bolted and adjustable shelving and also covers :-
a) the use of cold formed, thin gauge multiple holed sections which are common to the industry today and for which there are no alternative national standards which are totally applicable; and
b) and the use of proprietary components etc., to transmit forces between shelves and uprights.