Hazard Tactile Ground Surface Indicator’s (TGSI’s) have two (2) main roles.
As seen in the above photo – this hazard TGSI, blends into the decking and this makes the TGSI really difficult to see.
The question is – How could this TGSI be of any use to a person with vision loss becuase they wont be able to see it?
It is essential that TGSI’s (Tactile Ground Surface Indicators) are installed so that the following is carefully carefully considered because TGSI’s must comply:
It’s a reasonable conclusion that the above TGSI’s, when considering these two (2) questions, do not perform as the Australian Standards and Building Codes requires TGSI’s to meet and are considered as Non-conforming.
These TGSI’s create a potentially dangerous situation, and this is something to be very concerned about!!
Why is it dangerous?
It’s dangerous because someone who relies on TGSI’s for navigating through the built environment will not see these TGSI’s and as a result not be informed about the pending hazard (falling off of the stairway).
Ensuring that the proposed TGSI’s meet the minimum requirements is as simple as 1 & 2.
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