Tactile paving consists of textured ground surface indicators which feature primarily on footpaths and train station platforms to aid visually impaired pedestrians, enabling transport authorities and service providers to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act.Hard WearingSuppliers recognise the requirement for hard wearing materials. A unique compound of hard wearing stone and resin composite provides both integrity and the flexibility to cope with undulations and irregularities in existing surfaces prior to fixing. The bond to the existing surface is achieved by way of a two part colour matched substrate fixing the material. Once installed the surface provides guidance to the visually impaired.Benefits*Compliant with legislation *Aesthetically pleasing *Provides a user friendly promotion of facilities *Helps to prevent unnecessary injuries or claimsWhere should I install tactile paving?It’s important to establish where hazards may occur. Detailed below is a list of tactile paving applications:Highways *Bus stops *Crossings *Traffic islands *Car parks *Curb & steps *Change of directionRail *Railway platform *Car parks *Stairs and escalators *Ramps *Entrance doorsIndustrial/Commercial & Leisure *Stairways and escalators *Ramps *Entrance doors *CrossingsUnderstanding Tactile Paving – Blister PavingTactile blister paving is used to identify the location of a drop kerb and an appropriate place to cross. Guidelines regarding the use of… Read full this story
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