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    GUIDE TO THE ACCOMMODATION AND OPERATING ENVIRONMENT FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) EQUIPMENT

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Withdrawn date:  01-01-2014

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1996

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Committees responsible
    Foreword
    Guide
    Introduction
    1 Scope
    2 References
    3 Definitions
    4 Planning and implementation
    4.1 General
    4.2 Project inception
    4.3 Design development
    4.4 Procurement and implementation
    4.5 Completion
    5 Construction
    5.1 General
    5.2 Space planning - work station layout
    5.3 Space planning - general and dedicated IT rooms
    5.4 Power and data cable distribution
    5.5 Structural design of buildings
    5.6 Surface finishes
    5.7 Raised access floor
    5.8 Equipment rooms and dedicated IT rooms
    5.9 Suites of rooms for dedicated IT use
    5.10 Access
    5.11 Physical security
    5.12 Fire precautions
    6 Environmental conditions
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Conditions for an IT room
    6.3 Control of environmental conditions
    6.4 Acoustic
    6.5 Refrigeration
    6.6 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
    6.7 Electro-static discharge
    7 Visual environment
    7.1 General lighting
    7.2 Display screen equipment
    7.3 Emergency and standby lighting
    7.4 Lighting for maintenance
    8 Electric power
    8.1 Electricity power supply
    8.2 Earthing and protection
    8.3 Protection of power supply
    8.4 Lightning
    9 Cabling
    9.1 General
    9.2 Guidance
    9.3 Cautionary considerations
    9.4 Potential problems
    10 Legislation
    10.1 Workplace legislation
    10.2 Workplace regulations
    10.3 Building control legislation
    10.4 Continuing fire safety legislation
    10.5 Legislation controlling services
    11 Health and safety considerations
    11.1 General
    11.2 Health and safety features
    12 Security
    12.1 Introduction
    12.2 General considerations
    12.3 Key controls for information security
    13 Maintenance
    13.1 General
    13.2 Building
    13.3 Staff
    13.4 Services
    13.5 Maintenance procedures
    Tables
    1 European Union Directives
    2 Principal UK workplace legislation requirements
    Figure
    1 Workstation design
    Index
    List of references

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    Refers to accommodation and operating environment within Information Technology equipment, giving advice on construction and accessibility, environmental conditions, electrical power requirements and operational safety and security, applicable to IT equipment (portable or fixed) in an enclosed and controlled environments, such as offices, schools and domestic environments where conditions are not dirty or contaminated.

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    Committee IST/22
    Development Note Supersedes BS 7083(1989) & 96/641266 DC. (03/2005) Inactive for the new design. (03/2009)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Withdrawn

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    93/68/EEC : 1993 AMD 2 1998 COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 93/68/EEC OF 22.7.93 AMENDING DIRECTIVES 87/404/EEC, 88/378/EEC, 89/106/EEC, 89/336/EEC, 89/392/EEC, 89/686/EEC, 90/384/EEC, 90/385/EEC, 90/396/EEC, 91/263/EEC, 92/42/EEC AND 73/23/EEC
    BS EN 100015-1 : 1992 HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - BASIC SPECIFICATION: PROTECTION OF ELECTROSTATIC SENSITIVE DEVICES
    BS 7698-5(1993) : 1993 RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE DRIVEN ALTERNATING CURRENT GENERATING SETS - SPECIFICATION FOR GENERATING SETS
    BS 5588-9(1989) : 1989 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING DUCTWORK
    1992/31/EEC : 1992 COUNCIL DIRECTIVE OF 28 APRIL 1992 AMENDING DIRECTIVE 89/336/EEC ON THE APPROXIMATION OF THE LAWS OF THE MEMBER STATES RELATING TO ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
    BS 7042(1988) : 1988 SPECIFICATION FOR HIGH SECURITY INTRUDER ALARM SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS
    BS 5588-2(1985) : 1985 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SHOPS
    BS 8210:1986 GUIDE TO BUILDING MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
    EN 55024 : 2010 AMD 1 2015 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT - IMMUNITY CHARACTERISTICS - LIMITS AND METHODS OF MEASUREMENT (CISPR 24:2010/A1:2015)
    BS 7698-6(1993) : 1993 RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE DRIVEN ALTERNATING CURRENT GENERATING SETS - TEST METHODS
    BS 8800(1996) : 1996 GUIDE TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
    EN 50174-1:2009/A2:2014 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - CABLING INSTALLATION - PART 1: INSTALLATION SPECIFICATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
    BS 6079(1996) : AMD 10794 GUIDE TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    BS 7799(1995) : AMD 9911 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT
    BS 7671:1992 REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
    BS 5306-5.2:1984 Code of practice for fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Halon systems Halon 1211 total flooding systems
    BS 7698-2(1993) : 1993 RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE DRIVEN ALTERNATING CURRENT GENERATING SETS - SPECIFICATION FOR ENGINES
    BS 5839-6:1995 FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS IN DWELLINGS
    BS EN 55024 : 2010 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT - IMMUNITY CHARACTERISTICS - LIMITS AND METHODS OF MEASUREMENT
    BS 5954:1980 GUIDE ON POWER TRANSFORMERS - SPECIFICATION FOR DIMENSIONS OF PANELS AND RACKS FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
    BS 7273-1(1990) : 1990 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE OPERATION OF FIRE PROTECTION MEASURES - PART 1: ELECTRICAL ACTUATION OF GASEOUS TOTAL FLOODING EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
    BS 8213-1:1991 WINDOWS, DOORS AND ROOFLIGHTS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFETY IN USE AND CLEANING OF WINDOWS AND DOORS (INCLUDING GUIDANCE ON CLEANING MATERIALS AND METHODS)
    BS 5306-6.1(1988) : 1988 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - PART 6: FOAM SYSTEMS - SECTION 6.1: SPECIFICATION FOR LOW EXPANSION FOAM SYSTEMS
    BS 5306-7(1988) : 1988 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - SPECIFICATION FOR POWDER SYSTEMS
    BS 4783-5:1991 STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION AND MAINTENANCE OF MEDIA FOR USE IN DATA PROCESSING AND INFORMATION STORAGE - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 12.7mm MAGNETIC TAPE CARTRIDGES FOR DATA INTERCHANGE, RECORDING AT 1491 DATA BYTES PER MILLIMETRE ON 18 TRACKS
    BS 6132(1983) : 1983 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE OPERATION OF ALKALINE SECONDARY CELLS AND BATTERIES
    BS 4783-7:1993 STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION AND MAINTENANCE OF MEDIA FOR USE IN DATA PROCESSING AND INFORMATION STORAGE - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OPTICAL DATA DISKS (CD-ROM)
    BS EN 50091-1 : 1993
    PD 1001:1996 A GUIDE TO ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY AND STRUCTURED CABLING
    BS 5306-0:1986 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - GUIDE FOR THE SELECTION OF INSTALLED SYSTEMS AND OTHER FIRE EQUIPMENT
    BS 8206-2:1992 LIGHTING FOR BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DAYLIGHTING
    BS 4783-1:1988 STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION AND MAINTENANCE OF MAGNETIC MEDIA FOR USE IN DATA PROCESSING AND INFORMATION STORAGE - PART 1: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DISK PACKS, STORAGE MODULES AND DISK CARTRIDGES
    BS 6270-2(1985) : 1985 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR CLEANING AND SURFACE REPAIR OF BUILDINGS - CONCRETE AND PRECAST CONCRETE MASONRY
    EN 50174-3:2013/A1:2017 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - CABLING INSTALLATION - PART 3: INSTALLATION PLANNING AND PRACTICES OUTSIDE BUILDINGS
    BS 7179-5(1990) : 1990
    BS 7698-4(1993) : 1993 RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE DRIVEN ALTERNATING CURRENT GENERATING SETS - SPECIFICATION FOR CONTROLGEAR AND SWITCHGEAR
    BS 7430:1991 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR EARTHING
    BS 7629(1993) : 1993 SPECIFICATION FOR THERMOSETTING INSULATED CABLES WITH LIMITED CIRCUIT INTEGRITY WHEN AFFECTED BY FIRE
    BS EN 29241-1 : 1993
    BS 5588-6(1991) : 1991 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 6: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR PLACES OF ASSEMBLY
    BS 5588-10(1991) : 1991 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 10: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SHOPPING COMPLEXES
    EN 50174-2 : 2009 AMD 2 2014 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - CABLING INSTALLATION - PART 2: INSTALLATION PLANNING AND PRACTICES INSIDE BUILDINGS
    BS 4783-2:1988 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION AND MAINTENANCE OF MAGNETIC MEDIA FOR USE IN DATA PROCESSING AND INFORMATION STORAGE - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MAGNETIC TAPE ON OPEN SPOOLS
    BS EN 50082-1 : 1998 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY - GENERIC IMMUNITY STANDARD - RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND LIGHT INDUSTRY
    BS 7698-1(1993) : 1993 RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE DRIVEN ALTERNATING CURRENT GENERATING SETS - SPECIFICATION FOR APPLICATION, RATINGS AND PERFORMANCE
    BS 7698-3(1993) : 1993 RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE DRIVEN ALTERNATING CURRENT GENERATING SETS - SPECIFICATION FOR ALTERNATING CURRENT GENERATORS FOR GENERATING SETS
    BS 5588-5(1986) : 1986 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIREFIGHTING STAIRWAYS AND LIFTS
    BS 4737-4.2(1986) : 1986 INTRUDER ALARM SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS - CODES OF PRACTICE - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR MAINTENANCE AND RECORDS
    BS ISO/IEC 2382-1 : 1993 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - VOCABULARY - FUNDAMENTAL TERMS
    BS 5306-6.2(1989) : 1989 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - FOAM SYSTEMS - SPECIFICATION FOR MEDIUM AND HIGH EXPANSION FOAM SYSTEMS
    BS 5306-1(1976) : 1976 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - HYDRANT SYSTEMS HOSE REELS AND FOAM INLETS
    BS 7273-2(1992) : 1992 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE OPERATION OF FIRE PROTECTION MEASURES - PART 2: MECHANICAL ACTUATION OF GASEOUS TOTAL FLOODING AND LOCAL APPLICATION EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
    BS 4783-6:1993 STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION AND MAINTENANCE OF MEDIA FOR USE IN DATA PROCESSING AND INFORMATION STORAGE - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OPTICAL DISK CARTRIDGES (ODC)
    BS EN 29241-3 : 1993 ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICE WORK WITH VISUAL DISPLAY TERMINAL (VDTs) - PART 3: VISUAL DISPLAY REQUIREMENTS
    BS 5588-3(1983) : 1983 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR OFFICE BUILDINGS
    BS 5588-8(1988) : 1988 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR MEANS OF ESCAPE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE
    BS 6270-3(1991) : 1991 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR CLEANING AND SURFACE REPAIR OF BUILDINGS - METALS (CLEANING ONLY)
    BS EN 29241-2:1993 (published 1993-06) Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display terminals (VDTs) Guidance on task requirements
    BS EN 100015-3 : 1994 BASIC SPECIFICATION - PROTECTION OF ELECTROSTATIC SENSITIVE DEVICES - PART 3: REQUIREMENTS FOR CLEAN ROOM AREAS
    BS 3928(1969) : 1969 METHOD FOR SODIUM FLAME TEST FOR AIR FILTERS (OTHER THAN FOR AIR SUPPLY TO I.C. ENGINES AND COMPRESSORS)
    BS 4737-4.1:1987 INTRUDER ALARM SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS - CODES OF PRACTICE - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR PLANNING AND INSTALLATION
    BS 5588-4(1978) : 1978 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SMOKE CONTROL IN PROTECTED ESCAPE ROUTES USING PRESSURIZATION
    BS EN 100015-4 : 1994 BASIC SPECIFICATION - PROTECTION OF ELECTROSTATIC SENSITIVE DEVICES - PART 4: REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH VOLTAGE ENVIRONMENTS
    BS EN 779 : 2012 PARTICULATE AIR FILTERS FOR GENERAL VENTILATION - DETERMINATION OF THE FILTRATION PERFORMANCE
    BS 4783-8(1994) : 1994 STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION AND MAINTENANCE OF MEDIA FOR USE IN DATA PROCESSING AND INFORMATION STORAGE - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 4mm AND 8mm HELICAL SCAN TAPE CARTRIDGES
    BS 7179-6(1990) : 1990
    BS 5306-4:1979
    BS EN 100015-2 : 1994 BASIC SPECIFICATION - PROTECTION OF ELECTROSTATIC SENSITIVE DEVICES - REQUIREMENTS FOR LOW HUMIDITY CONDITIONS
    IP 14 : 2015 PETROLEUM PRODUCTS - DETERMINATION OF CARBON RESIDUE - RAMSBOTTOM METHOD
    BS 5588-1(1990) : 1990 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 1: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
    BS 7697(1993) : 1993 NOMINAL VOLTAGES FOR LOW VOLTAGE PUBLIC ELECTRICITY SUPPLY SYSTEMS
    BS 6701(1994) : 1994 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR INSTALLATION OF APPARATUS INTENDED FOR CONNECTION TO CERTAIN TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
    BS 4737-4.3(1988) : 1988 INTRUDER ALARM SYSTEMS - PART 4: CODES OF PRACTICE - SECTION 4.3: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR EXTERIOR ALARM SYSTEMS
    BS 4783-4:1988 STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION AND MAINTENANCE OF MAGNETIC MEDIA FOR USE IN DATA PROCESSING AND INFORMATION STORAGE - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MAGNETIC TAPE CARTRIDGES AND CASSETTES
    BS 4783-3:1988 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION AND MAINTENANCE OF MAGNETIC MEDIA FOR FUSE IN DATA PROCESSING AND INFORMATION STORAGE - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FLEXIBLE DISK CARTRIDGES
    BS DISC PD0007(1995) : 1995 GUIDE TO THE BRITISH STANDARD CODE OF PRACTICE FOR INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT
    BS 6270-1(1982) : 1982 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR CLEANING AND SURFACE REPAIR OF BUILDINGS - NATURAL STONE, CAST STONE AND CLAY AND CALCIUM SILICATE BRICK MASONRY
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