Layout Requirements - Hazardous Tactiles

Stairways, Ramps, Escalators and Moving Walks

- Tactiles indicators should be laid the full width of the path of travel or from the center of the hand rail on one side to the center of the hand rail on the other side

- Tactile indicators shall be installed perpendicular to the direction of travel when approaching a hazard

- Tactile indicators shall be set back 300mm from the edge of hazard and installed 600m deep

- Tactile indicators shall be located at the top and bottom of stair ways, ramps, escalators and moving walks 

 

Stairway Layout

 

Ramp Layout

 

Escalator Layout 

 

Landings  

If a continuous handrail exists on both sides and the landing is less than 3000mm tactile indicators are not required. However, if the distance of the landing is greater than 3000mm (even with a continuous hand rail on both sides) tactile indicators shall be installed at 600-800mm deep 

Where the distance of the landing is less than 3000mm to the nearest nosing edge with a discontinuous hand rail the tactile indicators shall be installed over a distance of 300-400mm

Where the distance of the landing is 3000m or more to the nearest nosing edge the warning indicators shall be over a distance of 600-800mm