Skip to main content
Skip to and open main menu Home Modification
Information Clearinghouse
Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice
Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice
News/Events Section Menu

Fire Safety for Specialist Disability Accommodation

Published

There will be fatalities! It’s not if, but when!

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) first rolled out in 2013 and is aimed at designing houses for persons with ‘Extreme Functional Impairment or Very High Support Needs’. These are identified under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (SDA) Rules 2016 as an impairment resulting in an extremely reduced functional capacity to undertake in one or more activities of mobility, self-care or self-management and has a very high need for person to person support.

The result is that particular attention will need to be paid to design suitability for occupants of these dwellings in particular, life safety features such as fire alert/suppression systems, but is our current building legislative system set up to protect this new market and its residents?

To read the full article, please visit the website.



Source:
Bruce Bromley, 2019, SDA Consulting (https://sdaconsulting.com.au/)

Reads 306 Downloads -