Tactile Indicators Australian Standards

Australian Standards and Building Codes: Tactile Ground Surface Indicators

The following are the tactile indicators Australia Standards that regulate the use and application of Tactile ground Surface Indicators (TGSI’s), which relate to the accessibility of the built environment by people with a disability.

1) AS/NZS 1428.4.1:2009 – Design for Access and Mobility

Part 4.1: Means to assist the orientation of people with vision impairment – Tactile Ground Surface Indicators.

This Standard defines and specifies the design requirements and application of tactile indicators for new building work, ensuring safe and dignified mobility for people that are blind or are vision impaired.

The standard clearly defines the shape, size and luminance contrast requirements of warning tactile indicators and directional tactile indicators, including the requirements for compliant installation such as where and how they applied to a surface.

AS/NZS 1428.4.1:2009 can be purchased here

2) ABCB National Construction Code

Section D – Access and Eggress – Part D3.8(a)

The National Construction Code details principles and applications for  particular situations where Tactile Ground Surface Indicators are required. The code is essentially a set of technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and other structures throughout Australia.

Volume 1 of the code includes Section D – Access and Eggress – Part D3.8(a), which is relevant to the requirements for the location for installation of Tactile Indicators.

The National Construction Code can be downloaded for free here

Some other useful resources that make up AS 1428 are listed below;

*Free copies of the resources above are not available as they are copyrighted material.