8.3.2.5: Toe clearance

Where an obstacle is integral to the ICT, a space under the obstacle that is less than 230 mm (9 inches) above the floor is considered toe clearance and should:

a) extend 635 mm (25 inches) maximum under the whole obstacle;

b) provide a space at least 430 mm (17 inches) deep and 230 mm above the floor under the obstacle;

c) extend no more than 150 mm (6 inches) beyond any obstruction at 230 mm (9 inches) above the floor.

This is shown in Figure 6.

A diagram illustrating the content of the text 8.3.2.5
Figure 6: Toe clearance

Testing methods

a)

Type of complianceInspection and measurement
Pre-conditions
  1. The ICT is free-standing.
  2. There is a space under any obstacle integral to the ICT that is less than 230 mm over the floor.
Procedure
  1. Check that the toe clearance does not extend more than 635 mm under the obstacle.
Result If check 1 is true then this recommendation is followed.

 

b)

Type of complianceInspection and measurement
Pre-conditions
  1. The ICT is free-standing.
  2. There is a space under any obstacle integral to the ICT that is less than 230 mm over the floor.
Procedure
  1. Check that the toe clearance extends more than 430 mm under the whole obstacle.
Result If check 1 is true then this recommendation is followed.

 

c)

Type of complianceInspection and measurement
Pre-conditions
  1. The ICT is free-standing.
  2. There is an obstacle integral to the ICT at less than 230 mm over the floor.
Procedure
  1. Check that the toe clearance extends less than 150 mm under the obstacle.
Result If check 1 is true then this recommendation is followed.

 

Requirement details

Reference number: 8.3.2.5

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