For anyone creating a new building or upgrading an existing one, there are a range of standards that must be met regarding disability access in Australia.
At Bris Aluminium, we have deliberately created aluminium partitioning systems, door and window frames which are in line with Australian building and disability standards to ensure that workplaces and residences access can easily meet these requirements.
Our products have passed the ISO-9001 quality standard and the Building Code of Australia (BCA), Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Amendment standards 2010(no. 1) (Premises Standards), Disability Discrimination act 1992(Cth)(DDA).
In this blog we discuss these standards in greater detail and explain why our products make it simple and stress-free to ensure your next project meets these requirements.
Disability Access Requirements Australia
For anyone who is designing, building or managing a building must comply with standards outlined in Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Federal Legislation) in relation to building access.
Section 23: Access to premises states:
It is unlawful for a person to discriminate against another person on the ground of the other person’s disability:
(a) by refusing to allow the other person access to, or the use of, any premises that the public or a section of the public is entitled or allowed to enter or use (whether for payment or not); or
(b) in the terms or conditions on which the first‑mentioned person is prepared to allow the other person access to, or the use of, any such premises; or
(c) in relation to the provision of means of access to such premises;
In addition, developers, managers and certifiers must ensure the building complies with the access code set out in Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2020.
Key aspects include:
- doorways and doors,
- manoeuvring areas,
- toilets and
Building codes also state that each opened door must have a clear opening of 850mm from the face of the opening to the doorstop. In addition, they must have a continuous accessible path of travel.
Bris Aluminium makes compliance easier because you can be confident that we’ve done all the hard work for you creating products that tick all the disability access requirements. Plus, they’re super easy to install saving you even more time and money.
How Bris Aluminium Products Comply with Disability Access Standards
Some of the most important considerations are circulation spaces surrounding entryways and door clearances – enabling people in wheelchairs to pass through easily.
The opening space of our cavity door slider surpasses the minimum unobstructed opening space requirements.
In addition, our aluminium door frames, windows and partition systems are fully customisable. We work with our clients to ensure doors are wide enough and hardware, such as handles, doesn’t obstruct the opening space.
Other important considerations include the height of handle placement and opting for lightweight, easy slide doors that are not cumbersome to open or close.
Wants more tips for meeting Australian disability access standards, check out our other blog here.
Disability Access Australia
Bris Aluminum’s systems offer a high level of adaptability and our knowledgeable team work with you to ensure your project is functional and meets disability access requirements.
Pick up the phone to discuss your next fit out with our professional team today, call 1300 274 701.
Bris Aluminium is a locally owned and operated company which supplies Australia’s best aluminium partitions, door frames and windows. You can easily shop our product range online.
Our high-quality products are affordable, great value for money and customisable. We can help with superior office fit outs for a variety of businesses and can assist with a range of residential space saving solutions as well. To make things easier, detailed design drawings are also available online for every product we stock.
Bris Aluminium’s quality assured certified products have a high level of adaptability and meet Australian standards including access requirements relating to disabilities.