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Applicable Standards

AS/NZS 1428.4.1 – 2009
Design for access and mobility – Part 4.1: Means to assist the orientation of people with vision impairment – Tactile ground surface indicators

TGSIs provide cues, which, when combined with other environmental information, assist people who are blind or vision-impaired with their orientation. Orientation is a person’s awareness of where they are, where they are going, and where they have been. Information on wayfinding is given in Appendix A.

A person’s orientation, through processing all available environmental cues, will make the information provided by the TGSI meaningful. Warning TGSIs indicate an approaching hazard but not what the nature of the hazard will be. The application of TGSIs will not correct bad design or make an unsafe environment safe. Good design will minimise the need for the use of TGSIs. TGSIs should be installed to provide guidance and/or warning of an obstruction or hazard in any location where insufficient alternative or ‘natural’ tactile cues exist.


ESP Australia

T: 1300 665 761

W: www.espaust.net.au


  • Integrated Tiles – Hazard & Directional (cast in place)
  • Integrated Tiles – Hazard & Directional (surface applied)
  • Discrete (hazard only)


Guardian Tactile Systems TGSI's Compliance DDA Tactiles

T: (08) 9240 1888

W: www.guardiantactile.com


  • Polyurethane Integrated Tactiles – Hazard and Directional (Surface Applied)
  • FRP Integrated Tactiles – Hazard and Directional (Mechanically Fixed)
  • Solid Stainless Steel Tactiles
  • Solid Stainless Steel Tactiles with Polymer Centre
  • Solid Stainless Steel Tactiles with Black PVD Coating
  • Solid Brass Tactiles



T: 1300 793 478

W: www.dtac.com.au


  • Solid Stainless Steel
  • Solid Stainless Steel & Polymer outer ring
  • Solid Brass
  • Solid Bronze
  • Vitrified Porcelain


Pathfinder Systems Australia

T: 1300 362 775

W: www.pathfindersystems.com.au


  • Acrylic Range
  • Metal Range


Comcork Flooring 

T: (03) 8329 4800

W: www.comcork.com.au


  • Cork Tiles – Internal & External use.


Eigen Tactile

T: (03) 9793 9864

W: www.eigentactile.com


  • Granite
  • Stainless Steel
  • Porcelain
  • Polymer Concrete
  • Acrylic
  • Rubber


The Floor Safety Centre Pty Ltd

T: (03) 9546 4777

W: www.floorsafety.com.au


  • Domed (Materials unknown)
  • Directional (Materials unknown)


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