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AS 1428.1-2009

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Design for access and mobility, Part 1: General requirements for access — New building work

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AS 1428.1 2009 Sets out minimum design requirements for new building work, as required by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), to enable access for people with disabilities. It covers aspects of access to and within a building.
Published: 27/11/2009
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Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope
2 Application
3 Normative references
4 Definitions
5 Dimensions
6 Continuous accessible paths of travel
6.1 General
6.2 Heights of a continuous accessible path of travel
6.3 Width of a continuous accessible path of travel
6.4 Passing space for wheelchairs
6.5 Circulation space for wheelchair turn
6.5.1 60° to 90° turn
6.5.2 30° to <60°
6.5.3  >90° to 180°
6.6 Visual indicators on glazing
7 Floor or ground surfaces on continuous accessible paths of travel and circulation spaces
7.1 General
7.2 Construction tolerances for abutment of surfaces
7.3 Changes in level
7.4 Fixed or recessed floor coverings—soft floor coverings
7.4.1 Carpets and other soft flexible materials
7.4.2 Recessed matting
7.5 Grates
8 Signage
8.1 Form of signs
8.2 Symbols indicating access for people with disabilities
8.2.1 International symbol of access
8.2.2 International symbol for deafness
9 Tactile ground surface indicators (TGSIs)
10 Walkways, ramps and landings
10.1 General
10.2 Walkways
10.3 Ramps
10.4 Curved walkways, ramps, and landings
10.5 Threshold ramps
10.6 Step ramps
10.6.1 General
10.6.2 Finishes
10.7 Kerb ramps
10.7.1 Alignment
10.7.2 Profile
10.7.3 Finishes
10.8 Landings
10.8.1 Walkways and ramps
10.8.2 Step ramps
10.8.3 Kerb ramps
11 Stairways
11.1 Stair construction
11.2 Stairway handrails
12 Handrails
13 Doorways, doors and circulation space at doorways
13.1 Luminance contrast
13.2 Clear opening of doorways
13.3 Circulation spaces at doorways on a continuous accessible path of travel
13.3.1 General
13.3.2 Swinging doors
13.3.3 Sliding doors General Cavity sliding doors Surface-mounted doors
13.3.4 Power operated doors
13.4 Distance between successive doorways in passages in an accessible path of travel
13.5 Door controls
13.5.1 General
13.5.2 Design and performance
13.5.3 Location
13.5.4 Power-operated door controls
14 Switches and general purpose outlets (power points)
14.1 General
14.2 Accessible sole-occupancy units and accessible sanitary facilities
15 Sanitary facilities
15.1 General
15.2 Accessible unisex sanitary facilities
15.2.1 Water taps
15.2.2 WC pan clearances
15.2.3 Seat
15.2.4 Backrest
15.2.5 Flushing control
15.2.6 Toilet paper dispenser
15.2.7 Grabrails
15.2.8 Circulation space General Baby change tables
15.2.9 WC doors
15.2.10 Washbasins for unisex accessible sanitary facilities
15.3 Washbasins
15.3.1 General
15.3.2 Accessible sole occupancy units
15.4 Fixtures and fittings within a sanitary facility
15.4.1 Mirrors
15.4.2 Shelves
15.4.3 Soap dispensers, towel dispensers and similar fittings
15.4.4 Clothes-hanging devices
15.4.5 Sanitary disposal unit
15.4.6 Switches and general purpose outlets
15.5 Showers
15.5.1 General
15.5.2 Floor and waste outlet
15.5.3 Opening shower screens
15.5.4 Grabrails
15.5.5 Shower head support grabrail
15.5.6 Shower head
15.5.7 Soap holder
15.5.8 Taps
15.5.9 Folding seat
15.5.10 Clothes hanging devices
15.6 Circulation spaces in accessible sanitary facilities
16 Sanitary compartment for people with ambulant disabilities
16.1 General
16.2 Grabrails
16.3 Doors
16.4 Signage
16.5 Coat hook
17 Grabrails
18 Assembly buildings
18.1 Wheelchair seating spaces
18.2 Surfaces
18.3 Spatial requirements
Appendix A
Appendix B
B1 General
B2 Luminance contrast requirements
B3 Measurement of luminance contrast—laboratory
B3.1 General
B3.2 Instrumentation
B3.3 Procedure
B3.4 Report
B4 Determination of luminance contrast
B5 Measurement of luminance contrast—on-site
B5.1 General
B5.2 Instrumentation
B5.3 Procedure
B5.4 Report
Appendix C
Amendment control sheet
Cited references in this standard
Colour standards for general purposes
Lifts, escalators and moving walks, Part 12: Facilities for persons with disabilities (EN 81-70:2018, MOD)
Design for access and mobility, Part 4.1: Means to assist the orientation of people with vision impairment — Tactile ground surface indicators
Content history
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