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Exeloo Toilet – Noble Park

  • February 14, 2010
  • Bruce Bromley

We recently undertook an access audit of the Noble Park retail precinct and as part of the audit checked the newly installed Exeloo Toilet

The following is an extract from the audit we undertook.

External Signage Measurements

Exeloo non compliant signage

  • 2.2mm for the horizontal distance between dots within a cell; Fail
  • 2.2mm for the vertical distance between dots within a cell; Fail
  • 3.5mm for the horizontal distance between corresponding dots in adjacent cells; Fail
  • 11.6mm for the vertical distance between corresponding dots in adjacent lines; Fail
  • 1.1mm for the dot base diameter; Fail
  • .22mm for the dot height; Fail
  • No spherical radius of dots – Fail

Distance to upper Braille “Public Toilet” signage outside of height range. Measured at 1700mm.

Internal Signage Measurements

Non compliant Braille 

  • 2.0mm for the horizontal distance between dots within a cell; Fail
  • 2.0mm for the vertical distance between dots within a cell; Fail
  • mm for the horizontal distance between corresponding dots in adjacent cells; Unable to measure
  • 6mm for the vertical distance between corresponding dots in adjacent lines; Unable to measure
  • 1.15mm for the dot base diameter; Fail
  • .12mm for the dot height; Fail
  • No spherical radius of dots – Fail

Open door Braille signage outside of height range. Measured at 900mm

Exeloo Internal Layout

Non compliant toilet layout

Non compliant pan, grabrails and circulation

Non compliant hand wash basin within Exeloo toilet

Incorrect shelf location within Exeloo toilet

  • Baby change impedes WHB circulation.
  • Front of pan to rear wall measured at 850mm. Required to be 800mm.
  • Top of seat to floor measured at 430mm, required to be between 460-480mm.
  • Side offset of seat from side wall to centreline measured at 430mm, required to be 450-460mm.
  • Toilet roll holder incorrectly positioned as per AS1428.1 Fig 20.
  • Door cannot be opened externally in an emergency.
  • A shelf has not been provided in accordance with AS1428.1 F2.4.
  • Main grabrail does not/ cannot extend to the rear wall as per short handrail.
  • Insufficient contrast to toilet signage.

Exeloo High Sign

Non compliant Braille and tactile signage at ceiling  Braille and tactile signage at ceiling enlarged

Fortunitely the toilet has a notification sign at ceiling level for 8 foot tall people who are blind/ vision impaired by also including Braille.