Building Accessibility: Rooming Houses (Class 1b Buildings) Disability Access - The Facts (Scoresby, Victoria)
This talk discusses the disability access requirements for Class 1b buildings, including rooming houses, boarding houses, bed & breakfasts, small student accommodation buildings and holiday cabins. In 2011, building and disability legislation changed to require most Class 1b buildings to include accessible features for people with disability. This workshop discusses these requirements and aims to help landlords and small businesses operating rooming houses, B&Bs, student accommodation etc., to understand their obligations.
This ‘Bridging’ course provides students, who have completed the ‘face to face’ training sessions for the Certificate IV in Access Consulting, the opportunity to gain the Diploma of Access Consulting by completing additional required units of competency.
These additional units relate to the provision of advice on access to the built environment including additional access auditing elements, anthropometrics and ergonomics.
This workshop presentation outlines the minimum accessibility requirements outlined in Australian Standard AS 1428.1 (2009), for stair and ramp compliance in Australian commercial buildings and apartment buildings. Additionally, best-practice recommendations will be discussed to provide safer movement of people through stairs and graded paths.
This talk is part of the 'Building Accessibility' series and discusses the need to provide an inclusive approach to building design and evacuation planning, to meet the needs of all occupants. Australian society is changing, we are living longer, extending our working lives and increasingly making our homes in taller buildings. Additionally, in 2011 building and disability legislation changed to make it mandatory to provide fully accessible workplaces and public spaces. However, the need to get everybody out in an emergency has generally been overlooked. This presentation argues a case to develop the concept of egressability to go hand in hand with accessibility.