Building Code of Australia (BCA)

Information/links to the BCA Standards

National Construction Code (NCC)

Slip Resistance of Stairs, Ramps and Landings is legislated in the NCC.  The requirements vary between each of these areas.

Building Owners / Managers

Building owners and those responsible for managing those businesses have a legal responsibility to provide a safe environment for customers, employees and visitors to the site.  This includes ensuring that floors, stairs and ramps are safe. 

Public Areas

Councils and other government bodies in charge of schools, hospitals, aged care facilities, libraries, museums and other public buildings also have an obligation to ensure public spaces are safe for pedestrians.  Both internal and external areas accessed by the public must be slip resistant and clearly demarcated to protect the public from injury.

In addition tactiles (for the visually impaired) must be installed in specific locations (stairs, ramps, curbs, tramways, railway etc) to ensure that those with visual impairments can safely access and navigate public spaces.  Braille signs must also be installed for guidance and information.

Worksafe Regulations

Business owners and their management are responsible for providing a safe working environment for their employees.  With recent changes to worksafe regulations, employers can be held personally responsible if an employee is hurt at work due to an unsafe workplace.

The top three leading causes of work-related injuries in Australia work-related injury were poor manual handling (9670), slips, trips and falls (5697) and being hit by a moving object (3932).  SafeWork Australia provides advice to those responsible for workplace safety in regard to the significant risk to employees due to unsafe pedestrian environments.  International Standards

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