British Standards Relevant to Agriculture

British Standard Summaries

Listed below are some of the more common British Standards that relate to Agriculture. The list is not exhaustive. The summary documents are not replacements for the full official standard. They should be used a guide to the Standard content only.  The full standard can be ordered from British Standards Institution publications.

References and links to summaries

BS Reference Description
BS799:5 1987 Specification for Oil Storage Tanks
BS1722: Fences:
    Part 1: 1999 Specification for Chain Linked Fences
    Part 2: 2000 Specification for Strained Wire & Wire Mesh Netting Fences
    Part 5: 1999 Close-boarded Fences & Wooden Palisade Fences 
   
BS2742: 1969 Use of the Ringelmann & Minature Smoke Charts
BS3882: 1994 Specification for Topsoil
BS5061: 1974a Cylindrical Forage Tower Silos & Recommendations for Use
BS5410: Code of Practice for Oil Firing
    Part 1, 1997 Installations up to 45KW Outputs
    Part 2, 1978 Installations of 45KW Outputs & above
BS5502: Buildings & Structures for Agriculture:
    Part 0: 1992 Introduction
    Part 11: 1996 Regulations & Sources of Information
    Part 20: 1990 General Design Considerations
    Part 21: 1990 Selection & Use of Construction Materials
    Part 22: 2003 Code of Practice for Design, Construction & Loading
    Part 23: 2004 Fire Precautions
    Part 25: 1991 Services & Facilities
    Part 30: 1992 Control of Infestation
    Part 31: 1995 Storage & Handling of Waste
    Part 32: 1990 Attenuation of Noise
    Part 33: 1991 Odour Control
    Part 40: 1990 Cattle Buildings
    Part 41: 1990 Sheep Buildings & Pens
    Part 42: 2003 Pig Buildings
    Part 43: 1990 Poultry Buildings
    Part 49: 1990 Milking Premises
    Part 50: 1993 Reception Pits & Storage Tanks for Slurry
    Part 51: 1991 Slatted, Perforated & Mesh Floors for Livestock
    Part 52: 1991 Alarms & Emergency Ventilation Systems for Livestock Housing
    Part 60: 1992 Mushroom Buildings
    Part 65: 1992 Crop Processing Buildings
    Part 66: 1992 Chitting Houses
    Part 70: 1992 Ventilated on Floor Stores for Combinable Crops
    Part 71: 1992 Ventilated Stores for Potatoes & Onions
    Part 72: 1992 Controlled Environment Stores for Veg, Fruit & Flowers
    Part 74: 1991 Bins & Silos for Combinable Crops
    Part 75: 1993 Forage Stores
    Part 80: 1990 Workshop, Maintenance & Inspection Facilities
    Part 81: 1989 Chemical Stores
    Part 82: 1997 Amenity Buildings
BS6356: Spraying Equipment for Crop Protection
    Part 1: 1997 Test Methods for Spray Nozzles
    Part 2: 1985 Specification for Connecting Dimensions for Nozzles & Manometers
    Part 3: 1985 Specification for Dimensions of Connection Threading
    Part 4: 1989 Specification for Performance Limits for Field Spraying Nozzles
    Part 5: 1992 Specification for Tank Nominal Volume & Filling Hole Diameter
    Part 6: 1992 Specification for Connecting Dimensions for Nozzles & Bayonet Fixing
    Part 7: 1993 Guide for Typical Data Sheet Layout
    Part 8: 1996 Specification for Induction Hoppers
    Part 9: 1996 Specification for Closed Transfer of Liquid Formulations
    Part 10: 1997 Test Method for Adjustment Systems of Agriculture Hydraulic Pressure Sprayers
    Part 11: 1997 Determination of the Volume of Total Residue
    Part 12: 1997 Sprayer Nozzles. Colour Coding for Identification.
    Part 13: 1997 Air-assisted Sprayers. Dimensions of Nozzle Swivel Nuts
    Part 14: 1997 Test Methods for Hydraulic Sprayers
    Part 15: 1997 Spraying Equipment for Crop Protection: Typical Data sheet Layout
    Part 16: 1997 Data Sheets: Technical Specifications Related to Components.
   
BS8007: 1987 Concrete Liquid-Retaining Structures
BS8010-1: 2004 Code of Practice for Pipelines - Part 1. Steel pipelines on land


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