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Glen Waverley Professional Suites

  • October 2, 2010
  • Bruce Bromley

I had to attend this building to visit one of the specialist Orthodontists for a root canal. I was very surprised at the number of non compliance’s observed.

Again this post is for education purposes which is why I have not included its address.

Non compliant tenancy entry

Inaccessible Tenancy Entries

The majority of the tenancies have entries like this with no minimum latch side clearance. UNder current standards the minimum typically requires is 470mm.

Non compliant glazing bands

Inter-tenancy Doors

As with the entry doors the majority of the tenancies have entries like this with no minimum latch side clearance.

Non compliant toilet signage | Braille | Tactile

Able Bodied Toilet Signage

Signage does not include Braille, is not tactile and not located on the latch side wall in accordance with BCA D3.6.

Non compliant disabled Toilet and signage

Accessible Toiet Signage

Signage does not include Braille, Male/Female pictograms for unise WCs, it is not tactile and not located on the latch side wall in accordance with BCA D3.6.

Door has insufficient hinge clearance.

No  compliant stair design, Tactiles, TGSIs and Nosings

Non compliant TGSI

Main Entry Stair

Whilst this stair does not have to be accessible due to a lift being provided this one is located right at the entry to encourage it’s use.

Our Recommendation

It’s perplexing why TGSIs have been provided on the lower flight but not on the upper flight. They also do not extend to the full width of the accessible path of travel.

Contrasting non slip nosings have not been provided.

Handrails have not been provided on both sides of stair and do not comply with AS1428.1-2001 Fig 17.

Glass decals or Glazing Bands have not been provided

Full height glazing

All full height glazing must have a 75mm think contrasting line between 900mm – 1000mm in accordance with AS1428.1-2001 7.5.1.

Handrail and stair nosing complaince

Stair handrails to AS1428.1 on Both sides of stair

Entry Stairs

Handrails have not been provided on both sides of the stair in accordance with AS1428.1-2001 9.2.

Handrails do not comply with AS1428.1-2001 Fig 17.

Non compliant ramp design

Ramp TGSIs

TGSIs have been provided on the intermediate landing. These are not required as the handrails are continuous.

No kerb rails provided to ramp

Handrail Design

Handrail design does not comply with AS1428.1-2001 Fig 9.

Handrail mountings like this prevent the user from holding/ sliding their hand along the full length of it, in this case fingers are impeded.

Interestingly raised tactile domes have been provided on the handrails which are not required. The only time domes are required is on aged care homes where TGSIS are not provided or when they are nominated as an alternative solution.