Accessible Parking Bay’s (APB) are important for the inclusion and access to your building or site for individuals with a disability. It is important to ensure that all individuals including those with a disability are given equal opportunities.
A simple way to find out if your accessible parking bay complies, is to complete the following question with either a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer.
- Is your APB far from your building or site’s accessible entrance?
- Do the dimensions of your APB match that of 3400mm by 5400mm?
- Is adequate signage provided at your APB with the international symbol of disability?
- Is the path from the APB to the entrance, accessible and free from obstruction?
- Is there a shared space next to; in front of; behind – your APB provided?
*A shared space is line marked and for use by both pedestrians and vehicles*
- Is there a bollard provided in the shared space?
- APB’s are required to have a gradient less than 1:33. Does your APB gradient meet requirements?
- Is the surface of your APB firm, slip resistant and free of loose gravel and cracking?
- Are the markings of your APB yellow?
- Is the international access symbol central and within the allowable 800mm – 1000mm size?
Answered ‘NO’ to any of the above questions?
YOUR ACCESSIBLE PARKING BAY DOES NOT COMPLY!!!