New release of the Building Code of Australia

Accessible Bathrooms and Aquatic Centre Facilities

If you’re involved with planning, building or renovating an aquatic centre, aged care facility, residential apartments, hotel, school, university, commercial facility and much more, then upcoming changes to the Building Code of Australia, to be released in May 2019, may affect you.

As Australia’s leading provider of Aquatic Disability Products for over 35 years, Para Mobility can help guide you with products that comply to the new Building Code of Australia requirements.

Para Mobility products are specifically built to address the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and built to Australian standards.

 Para Mobility Customers choose our range of Accessible Bathroom equipment including:

  • Ceiling Hoist & Wall Mounted Change tables – both manual and power height adjustable)
  • Pool & Spa Access Hoists and pool seats
  • Aquatic Wheelchairs and more!

Excerpt of the upcoming new release:

 BCA 2019, F2.9 Accessible Adult Change Facilities

(a) Accessible adult change facilities required by (b)—

(i) must be constructed in accordance with Specification F2.9; and
(ii) cannot be combined with another sanitary compartment.

(b) One unisex accessible adult change facility must be provided in an accessible part of a—

(i) Class 6 building that is a shopping centre having a design occupancy of not less than 3,500 people, calculated on the basis of the floor area and containing a minimum of 2 sole-occupancy units; and
(ii) Class 9b sports venue or the like that—

(A) has a design occupancy of not less than 35,000 spectators; or
(B) contains a swimming pool that has a perimeter of not less than 70 m and that is required by Table D3.1 to be accessible; and

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