Ambulant Sanitary facilities
The requirements to provide AMBULANT accessible facilities was prescribed in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) in 2011 as part of the adoption of the Disability (Access to Premises-Buildings) Standards. Since the mandatory requirement for these facilities was introduced, there has been much confusion about when they are required and also the reason for providing them.
What is an ambulant accessible facility?
An ambulant accessible facility is one specifically designated for people with ambulant disabilities (such as people with arthritis or those that use a walking frame) who may find it very difficult to lower and raise from the pan but, do not require the full circulation space and support that a fully accessible toilet provides.