Regulation change allows for new provisions for slip resistance standards
Thursday April 2 2015
An amendment has been made to the Building Regulations 2006 to reflect changes in the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
The amendment, which comes into effect on 1 May 2015, revokes Regulations 117 and 118, which referred to Victorian variations to the BCA relating to stair construction and fire hose reels.
The BCA 2014 introduced a minimum standard for slip resistance of stairway surfaces. However, this provision for Class 1 and 10 buildings was deferred in Victoria until 1 May 2015 to enable the industry to carry out testing of slip resistance products.
The amendment of the Building Regulations 2006 gives effect to the slip resistance provisions in the BCA in Victoria from 1 May 2015.
For more details about the provisions refer to Clause 188.8.131.52 g in BCA Volume Two.