This standard is required only for public buildings. For private residences/independent living, the users individual requirements must be considered. We recommend an occupational therapist come and assess your home to find the best solution for your needs.
AS1428.1 ‘Design for access and mobility’ was created to allow people with disability to travel more and live a more independent life outside their home. For public bathrooms and toilets there are specific requirements that public bathrooms must comply with including for grabrails, handrails and shower seats.
This page includes information regarding the sections of AS1428.1 relevant to Avail products
Avail grabrails and shower seats are designed for assistance in bathrooms when using the toilet, shower, bath and small sets of stairs. Majority of our range comply and are approved to AS1428.1 as explained below.
Grabrails vs Handrails:
- Grabrail – A rail used to give a steadying or stabilising assistance to a person engaged in a particular function
- Handrail – A rail used in circulation areas such as corridors, passageways, ramps and stairways to assist in continuous movement
These are seats that are attached to the shower wall. They can be folded when not needed.
Only dimensions for DDA/wheelchair showers are specified in the AS1428.1 standard, Ambulant showers are not specified. DDA/wheelchair showers require a minimum width of 960mm to allow the user to slide along from the dry area into the wet area. For ambulant showers smaller seats are suitable, including our Liberty wall mounted fold up shower seat.