Compliant BS5454 Archive Shelving Storage Systems
Ideal for the requirements for BS5454 - 'Recommendations for the storage and exhibition of archival documents’ - this stylish and unique shelving system offers the maximum possible (100%) useable shelf width, together with unimpeded access.
BSi recommends that the frame should not intrude into the width (left to right) of the shelf. So, if you are using a 1000mm wide shelf, 100% of that shelf should be able to be used to store items. This shelving system has double-skin sidewalls, which means that it will not only allow you to use 100% of the storage capacity of the shelf, but it will also not allow anything to snag your items.
- Ventilation: shelving should be designed in such a way as to provide adequate ventilation, allowing free movement of air around the stock to ensure pockets of stale air or humidity do not pose a threat to the stored material.
- Lower clearance: the lower shelf level should be at least 150mm from the ground.
- Non-snag apertures: shelving systems should have clear unobstructed apertures, ensuring that all shelf clips are concealed within the shelving structure and do not protrude through the frame to cause the snagging of valuable items.
- Unimpeded aperture: shelf frames should not impede the clear aperture available for storage to avoid snagging or damage.
- Top clearance: each shelf aperture should have a 50mm gap from the top of the stored material to the underside of the shelf above.
- Adjustability: ideally, shelves should be easily adjustable on a 25mm pitch, to accommodate units of varying size and shape.
- Rounded edges: the front edge of each shelf should be rounded or turned so that there is no sharp or angular edge to damage documents, injure people, or obstruct the withdrawal or replacement of documents.
- Labelling: all shelves should have provision for labelling to clearly identify materials stored.
- Air flow: open frames are the preferred means of construction to ensure through flow of air.
- Loose item storage: solid side walls with perforations are suitable if loose items are to be stored.
- Solid back sheets: solid back sheets to the shelving units should be avoided, although open-mesh back sheets are acceptable to allow the through flow of air.
- Lighting clearance: lighting should be at least 300mm above the top of stored material, as exposure to light and heat can damage documents
Whatever your needs, we have the shelving system to suit, with our wide range of standard shelves, which can be raised or lowered by 25mm increments for versatility. These systems are quick and easy to build for minimum disruption when being installed, and a large range of accessories is available to tailor the system to your specific needs.
Our BS5454 shelving system can also be converted to a MOBILE SHELVING system. Giving you a high density BS5454 storage system.
The sizes below are our standard, other sizes are available.
Frame / Side walls Heights:
1880mm high and 2230mm high
750mm wide, 1000mm wide & 1200mm wide (left to right)
250mm deep, 300mm deep, 350mm deep & 450mm deep (front to back)
Shelves carry a max. weight of 80 kg u.d.l
Accessories are available: filing cradles, dividers, reference shelves & more...Just call the office and we will be able to help advise you with other sizes and accessories you may need