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Study up! 5 steps for tactile indicator stud installation

Dec 6, 2017 Posted by Latham Australia

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Study up! 5 steps for tactile indicator stud installation

Tactile indicator studs are an essential tool for ensuring pedestrian safety in busy or slip-prone areas. They also help anyone who is blind or visually impaired to navigate the world; by warning people when they are approaching a hazardous situation, such as stairs or a train platform, as well as p...
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Stay grounded: A guide to Australian floor coverings standards

Floor coverings can pose many OH&S risks. Highly polished or slippery floors cause falls in wet weather conditions, reflective surfaces trigger migraines or confusion for those with visual impairments, and poorly secured floor surfaces or obstructions can cause access issues for people with mobility...
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When is it time to replace your safety stair treads?

A safety stair tread is an essential component to any building exposed to pedestrian traffic. Not only do anti-slip treads and stair tread nosing minimise the risk of pedestrian slips and falls, they help to protect owners, building managers and construction workers from liability in the event of an...
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How to properly specify expansion joints

Mechanical expansion joint covers are designed to accommodate structural movement in a building due to thermal shrinkage and expansion of a building’s structure, or the impact of environmental factors like seismic activity. However, because expansion joints are manufactured differently according to ...
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The impact of climate change on mechanical expansion joints between concrete slabs

Climate change adaptation strategies have become increasingly important to Australian engineers, architects and designers in order to remain competitive in the construction industry. While some people remain sceptical of the impact of global warming, the fact is that investors are now looking ahead ...
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Where to use tactile indicator studs

Without a vision impairment, the application of tactile indicator studs (also known as tactile ground surface indicators) in your building project may not be foremost on your mind.
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Why illuminated handrails aren’t just for hospitals, and the power of lit stair nosings

Traditionally considered a safety feature of hospitals and nursing homes, illuminated handrails, bump rails and wall protection systems present a number of contemporary applications in building design.
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How safety stair tread nosings reduce litigation in Australia

Following in the perilous footsteps of America's litigious culture — where personal compensation injury claims seem prevalent — the Australian construction industry is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of pedestrian safety in public spaces. 
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