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As of May 2016, ‘Slip-resistance classification of new ramp surface materials’ now applies to class 1 buildings in the 2016 edition of the Building Code Of Australia. So for all new ramps in the residential sector, application of finishes to these areas must have documentary evidence to prove the classification. This applies to all finishes and surface types.
This report presents the final findings of an interdisciplinary research project examining the phenomena of ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) home modification projects undertaken by the general public outside of any government funding program.
This factsheet provides residents with information on how they can use smoke alarms more effectively in their home, especially if they might take longer to respond to a fire, or need assistance to safely evacuate. It outlines fire services’ and researchers’ recommendations for the selection, placement and maintenance of smoke alarms for residents of all ages and abilities, and includes a smoke alarm checklist.
This research examines how smoke alarms can be used more effectively in homes to provide early warning of fire needed for residents of all ages and abilities. It draws on recent smoke alarm regulations, advances in smoke alarm devices, and the recommendations of fire authorities and researchers.