Building Accessibility: Stair and Ramp Compliance, 11 October 2018 (Scoresb...

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The Laneway Boardroom, Ground Floor

Waterman Business Centre

44 Lakeview Drive

Scoresby, Victoria 3179


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The Talk:

This FREE one-hour 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. It is limited to 17 people only.

The Presenter:

Presented by Lee Wilson, a disability access consultant with Melbourne Access Audits. In early 2018 he was appointed as a volunteer Subject Matter Expert (Disability Access) by the Australian Building Codes Board.

Lee Wilson presenting to a Government Department

Lee has been actively campaigning for a universal design approach in buildings for several years and published numerous articles, a guidebook and a white paper on accessible egress concepts.


Topics discussed during the presentation will help:

  • Understand the different types of design options available on accessible paths of travel when moving between two levels, including walkways, kerb ramps, step ramps, threshold ramps, pool access ramps, 1:14 ramps and fire-isolated ramps
  • Understand the different types of stairs that can be used to move between floor levels (fire-isolated, exit, pool, and general use communication)
  • Identify slip-resistance rating requirements
  • Implement risk reduction and best-practice recommendations
  • Determine when an area of a building (including a stair) might be exempted
  • Identify luminance contrast requirements
  • Consider compliance options (i.e Performance Solutions and Deemed-to-Satisfy)

Case studies will be discussed and there will be 15 minutes for questions and open discussion at the end of the presentation.

Ideally, please complete the session 'Understanding the Basics of Access' before attending this training. Or have a basic understanding of the building code and disability Premises Standards.

There is an onsite cafe for those needing an expresso coffee or breakfast before the presentation.


Who should attend?

This seminar is suitable for people of all backgrounds and professions. It is designed as an entry-level introduction to the concept of accessibility in relation to buildings and premises.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The building is conveniently located off the Eastlink (take the BP Service Centre exit).

There are external car parking areas to the east of the building (off Lakeview Drive) and to the west (in front of the adjoining buildings, 35 and 37 Dalmore Drive). The best accessible car parking spaces are located in front of 35 and 37 Dalmore Drive. There are no undercover accessible car parking spaces.

If you are coming from the city via public transport, take the train to Glen Waverley, then catch the 753 bus to Nyadale Drive (and then it is a 2km walk to the office building though).

Is the building wheelchair accessible?

Yes, it is a newly constructed office building with all accessible entrances, passenger lift, left-hand and right-hand configuration accessible toilets. However, avoid the eastern external car parking area if you have any difficulties using a stair (as above, use the car park in front of 35 and 37 Dalmore Drive).

Where is the training room located?

The training room is on the ground floor of the Waterman Business Centre. The room is called The Laneway Boardroom. The photo below is the view as you arrive at the ground floor lobby area. If you walk down past the reception area, the training room is at the end of the internal laneway. See you there.

Waterman Centre directions to The Laneway Boardroom

MAA location, aerial view of the business park and location of car parking entrances and the training room

Does the room have hearing augmentation provided?

No, there will also be no amplified sound used during the presentation. The room is a relatively small meeting room for 18 people. But if you would like us to organise a portable hearing loop system please let us know we can organise this for you.

Will any videos be open captioned?

There are no videos for this presentation. If you have any additional accessibility needs please contact our office.

What's the refund policy?

Sorry, strictly no refunds - because it's FREE, but if you can't make it please let us know as someone else could take your place.

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The Laneway Boardroom, Ground Floor

Waterman Business Centre

44 Lakeview Drive

Scoresby, Victoria 3179


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