Standard Active Last Updated: Apr 08, 2019
ASTM F3277-19

Standard Specification for Cantilevered Steel Bunks Used in Detention and Correctional Facilities


1.1 This specification provides five test methods suitable for assessing the safety and performance characteristics of cantilevered steel bunks for detention and correctional facilities.

1.2 These test methods address impact from the top of the bunk, the application of a static force from the top, sides, in various directions, and a force applied from the bottom of the bunk.

1.3 The forces applied simulate those that are foreseeable from abuse by up to two individuals.

1.4 The tests are intended to be used to aid in identifying the appropriate level of physical security associated with various configurations of cantilevered bunk design.

1.5 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.08
Developed by Subcommittee: F33.05
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.1520/F3277-19
ICS Code: 77.140.01