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BS EN 124-5:2015 is applicable to manhole tops and gully tops made of composite materials C1, C2 and C3 by using suitably controlled automatic processes that produce a single structure and that do not contain multiple pieces bonded together, with a clear opening up to and including 1 000 mm for covering gullies, manholes and inspection chambers for installation within areas subjected to pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic.

It is applicable to manhole tops and gully tops for use in
  • areas which can only be used by pedestrians and pedal cyclists (class A 15),
  • pedestrian areas and comparable areas, car parks or car parking decks (class B 125),
  • the area of kerbside channels of roads which, when measured from the kerb edge, extends a maximum of 0,5 m into the carriageway and a maximum of 0,2 m into the pedestrian area (class C 250), and in addition to manhole tops for use in
  • carriageways of roads (including pedestrian streets), hard shoulders and parking areas, for all types of road vehicles (class D 400).
This European Standard is not applicable in isolation but only in combination with EN 124-1 and gives guidance for combinations of covers/gratings made of composite materials with frames according to EN 124-2, EN 124-3, EN 124-4 or EN 124-6.

This document is not applicable to:
  • manhole tops and gully tops manufactured by means of hand lay-up method;
  • gratings/covers as part of prefabricated drainage channels according to EN 1433;
  • floor and roof gullies in buildings which are specified in EN 1253 (all parts); and
  • surface boxes.

Cross References:
EN 59
EN 124-1:2015
EN 124-2:2015
EN 124-3:2015
EN 124-4:2015
EN 124-6:2015
EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009
EN 13823
EN ISO 62:2008
ISO 62:2008
EN ISO 175:2010
ISO 175:2010
EN ISO 527-2:2012
ISO 527-2:2012
EN ISO 4892-2:2013
ISO 4892-2:2013
EN ISO 4892-3:2013
ISO 4892-3:2013
ISO 1268-7
ISO 1268-8
ISO 2878
ISO 3127
EN 1253
EN 1433
EN ISO 6603-1:2000
ISO 6603-1:2000
EN ISO 9001
ISO 9001

Together with BS EN 124-1:2015, BS EN 124-2:2015, BS EN 124-3:2015, BS EN 124-4:2015 and BS EN 124-6:2015, it supersedes BS EN 124:1994 which is withdrawn

All current amendments available at time of purchase are included with the purchase of this document.

Document History

  1. BS EN 124-5:2015


    Gully tops and manhole tops for vehicular and pedestrian areas

    • Most Recent
  2. BS 12/30265310 DC

    BS EN 124-5. Gully tops and manhole tops for vehicular and pedestrian areas. Part 5. Gully tops and manhole tops made of composite

    • Historical Version
  3. BS EN 124:1994

    Gully tops and manhole tops for vehicular and pedestrian areas. Design requirements, type testing, marking, quality control

    • Historical Version