10A NCAC 14J .1522        BUNKS

(a)  Bunks shall be six feet, three inches long and not less than two feet, one inch nor more than two feet, three inches wide.

(b)  The bottoms of bunks shall be 16‑gauge sheet steel perforated with one inch to two inch holes for ventilation.

(c)  Bunks shall be framed on the long side by angles not less than 1‑1/2 inches x 2 inches x 3/16 inch in size and on the ends by 3/16 inch bent plate brackets.

(d)  The required parts shall be welded together to form a one‑piece bunk assembly with end brackets.

(e)  The bunk brackets shall be securely fastened to cell walls.

(f)  When one bunk is placed above another, the lower bunk shall be approximately 15 inches and the upper bunk approximately 50 inches above the floor.

(g)  In dormitories, double bunks with approved bottoms and frames shall be securely attached either to the floor or the wall.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 153A‑220; 153A‑221;

Eff. June 1, 1990;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.