Australian Standards Update 2021

The Australian Standards have changed, are you up to date?

What has changed

Australian Standards Access and Mobility AS1428.1 has been updated as follows:

At the nosing, each tread shall have a single strip (not multi strip) not less than 50mm and not more than 75mm deep across the full width of the path of travel.’

Further, the following three definitions need to be considered:

1.    The single strip shall be of continuous colour.

2.    The strip maybe set back a maximum 15mm from the front.

3.    The strip shall have a minimum luminance contrast of 30% to the background.’

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Why are stair nosings and trims important?

Slip resistant, secure finishes are very important elements for buildings in the education sector, where mainly young people frequently use indoor stairways, steps and outside entrances and exits. Especially for projects in schools, universities, libraries and sports facilities, the right stair nosings and trims deliver the security you need for manage heavy use.

Spectrum Floors’ stair nosings are used to define the edge of steps by inserting a coloured, slip resistant insert which is tested to the Australian Standards and Light Reflectance Values. Our trims conform to Australian slip resistance standards and are LRV rated. Our anti-slip aluminium extrusions have been designed with fine ripple trim finishes to ensure excellent slip resistance.

Spectrum Floors offer a wide variety of products, and different styles of inserts can be provided to suit various applications. Our stair nosings are suitable for surfaces with carpets, concrete, timber, tiles or vinyl.

So, stay up to date and download the Australian Standards Access and Mobility Update 2021.