SLIP-RESISTANCE FOR STAIRWAYS
So that people can move safely to and within a building, the Building Code of Australia requires all new stairways in residential dwellings to be slip resistant. Stair treads and nosing strips must have a slip-resistant classification of not less than the following when tested in accordance with AS4586:
|Tread surface||P3 or R10||P4 or R11|
Before an Occupation Certificate is issued for a building, we may request certification to be provided from a manufacturer or installer to ensure that the finished surfaces comply with the slip-resistance requirements of the Building Code of Australia.
A laboratory test report may be accepted where the floor finish is a product such as carpet, tiles, vinyl, rubber or the like, which has been tested by the manufacturer in accordance with AS4586.
Timber stairs may require an in-situ test to be conducted once the final clear coat has been applied, or a manufacturer's compliance certificate confirming that the finished surfaces comply with the Building Code of Australia when tested in accordance with AS4586.