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AS1428.1 Compliance



Australian standard AS1428.1-2009 "Design for access and mobility Part 1: General requirements for access-New building work", section 11.1 “Stair Construction”, is one part of a broader standard used to increase accessibility for people with vision impairments. If your current project is required to adhere to this standard, we can provide compliant stair nosings. Please note that this page is not comprehensive and is only intended to give a preliminary overview of the standard and how it applies to stair nosings.


Some of the requirements of this standard are:

  • The contrast strip needs to have at least 30% luminance contrast with its background

  • The contrast strip needs to be between 50mm and 75mm wide

  • The contrast strip can be set no more than 15mm back from the front of the step

  • If the contrast strip is against the front of the step; it must have a vertical height of no more than 10mm

  • The stair nosing cannot project beyond the face of the riser

  • The stair riser must be opaque

AS1428.1 Compliance Image 1 - Compliant Stair Nosings
AS1428.1 Compliance Image 2 - Compliant Stair Nosings
AS1428.1 Compliance Image 3 - Compliant Stair Nosings




Compliant Stair Nosings

ASTA.5003a

50 x 3mm Aluminium Strip with Serrated Anti-Slip Design. Available in Natural or Black Anodised Finish.

ASTA.5010a

50 x 10mm Aluminium Stair Nosing with Serrated Anti-Slip Design; in a Natural or Black Anodised Finish.

ASTA.6010a

60 x 10mm Aluminium Rebate Stair Nosing with 50mm Insert Options.

ASTA.7310a

73 x 10mm Stair Nosing with Various Insert Options. Available in Natural or Black Anodised.

ASTC.5005BA

50 x 5mm Heavy Duty Aluminium Step Inlay, Black Anodised with Three 10mm Carborundum Strips.

ASTF.50

50 x 3mm Fibreglass FRP Strip with Carborundum Anti-Slip Coating in Black, Grey or Yellow.

ASTF.7010

70 x 10mm Fibreglass FRP Stair Nosing in Black or Yellow.

ASTM.50

50mm Metal Strip with Carborundum Anti-Slip Coating in Black, Grey or Yellow.

ASTM.5010

50 x 10mm Metal Angle with Carborundum Anti-Slip Coating in Black, Grey or Yellow.

ASTM.7510

75 x 10mm Metal Angle with Carborundum Anti-Slip Coating in Black, Grey or Yellow.

ASTT.50M-B

50mm Anti-Slip Self-Adhesive Tape, #60 Medium Grit - Black

ASTT.50M-Y

50mm Anti-Slip Self-Adhesive Tape, #60 Medium Grit - Yellow