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Property Risk and Disability Access Audits
Strata
Monday August 24 2015

Property Risk and Disability Access Audits

Accessibility in the built environment is an important issue for over 4 million Australians with a disability. Businesses need to identify and remove access barriers to...

Have Changes to Lift Requirements Improved Accessibility?
Business
Friday July 10 2015

Have Changes to Lift Requirements Improved Accessibility?

A critical component for successful movement and way-finding in any multi-storey building is a well designed system for vertical transport.

The Case for Changing Places Toilets, Part 2
Strata
Friday June 12 2015

The Case for Changing Places Toilets, Part 2

Public toilets are a necessity for everyone, but are suitable toilets available for everyone’s use?

Last Chance to Comment on Disability Standards
Strata
Friday May 22 2015

Last Chance to Comment on Disability Standards

The Disability (Access to Premises - Buildings) Standards 2010 commenced on May 1, 2011 and made significant changes to the accessibility requirements in new and upgraded...

Why Workplace PEEPs are Important
Strata
Wednesday April 22 2015

Why Workplace PEEPs are Important

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans, or PEEPs, are critical documents that need to be developed for some building occupants. An effective PEEP could literally be the difference...

Sustainability – We’re All in it Together
Business
Friday February 20 2015

Sustainability – We’re All in it Together

Environmental sustainability initiatives are not often associated to access and disability.

Why We Need an Accessible Means of Egress
Strata
Thursday February 5 2015

Why We Need an Accessible Means of Egress

The needs of people with disabilities must be a priority when considering the overall evacuation strategy of a building.

Evacuations: People with Disability and an Ageing Workforce
Residential
Thursday January 29 2015

Evacuations: People with Disability and an Ageing Workforce

Australian society is changing, we’re living longer, we’re going to be working longer, and obesity and disability rates are increasing. It’s now time to future proof...

Safeguarding Property from Disability Access Risks
Strata
Friday December 5 2014

Safeguarding Property from Disability Access Risks

Disability access should be a source of significant concern for property owners and managers given the legal risks involved.