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Installation Information

Location of Braille and tactile signs

Signs including symbols, numbering and lettering must be designed and installed as follows:

(a) Braille and tactile components of a sign must be located not less than 1200mm and not higher than 1600mm above the floor or ground surface.

(b) Signs with single lines of characters must have the line of tactile characters not less than 1250mm and not higher than 1350mm above the floor or ground surface.

(c) signs identifying rooms containing features of facilities listed in D3.6 must be located -

    (i) on the wall on the latch side of the door with the leading edge of the sign located between 50mm and 300mm from the architrave; and

    (ii) where (i) is not possible, the sign may be placed on the door itself.

(d) Signs identifying a door required by E4.5 to be provided with an exit sign must be located -

    (i) on the side that faces a person seeking egress; and

    (ii) on the wall on the latch side of the door with the leading edge of the sign located between 50mm and 300mm from the architrave; and

    (iii) where (ii) is not possible, the sign may be placed on the door itself.

 

D3.6 specifies the installation of Braille & tactile signs separately for ambulant toilets.

"signage to identify an ambulant accessible sanitary facility in accordance with AS 1428.1 must be located on the door of the facility;"