This Technical Guidance Note concerns the derivation of imposed loads. This is a core guidance note and as such, subsequent notes will make reference to this one. It is therefore important to understand the contents of this note before attempting to digest any of the others. Please be aware that this note does not cover lateral loads onto barriers, balustrades and axle loads from vehicles. These will be covered in a forthcoming note.
(This article was updated in October 2016 to reflect errata issued since its original publication.)