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Construction of sanitary compartments

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The NCC contains a Performance Requirement that requires a sanitary compartment to be constructed with sufficient space or other means to permit an unconscious occupant to be removed from the compartment. The corresponding Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions, F2.5 of NCC Volume One and 3.8.3.3 of NCC Volume Two, require the door to a fully enclosed sanitary compartment to open outwards or slide or be readily removable from the outside of the compartment, unless there is a clear space of at least 1.2 m between the closet pan and the doorway. This article explains the background to this requirement and provides guidance on how it should be applied.

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Unknown Author, 2019, ABCB (https://www.abcb.gov.au/)

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