Part D3 of the BCA, titled "Access for People with Disabilities" determines which buildings must comply with the access requirements currently referenced by the BCA.
Australian Standards AS1428 and AS1735 relate to the provision of Disability Access for lifts.
The Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards (Premises Standards) will lead to significant improvements in the level of access required in new buildings and existing buildings undergoing renovation.
The Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards will achieve more consistent, systemic and widespread improvements in non-discriminatory access for people with disability to publicly accessible buildings.
These Fequently asked Questions provide an overview of the main provisions of the Premises Standards.
Before 2000 the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) along with key stakeholder group had been working on making gradual changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) to make it more consistent with discrimination law.
The Access Code in the Premises Standards gives details of which type of building is covered by the Premises Standards, but essentially it covers any public type building, including buildings which are primarily workplaces.
Part D3.4 Of The Premises Standards - Is There An Exemption For Providing Access To The Upper Floors Of Small Buildings?
Part D3.4 of the Premises Standards spells out a number of areas of a building where access is not required.
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