AS1428 Compliance – Access & Slip Resistance

Slips and falls on stairs are a burden on both the injured and society as a whole. Stairs become more difficult as vision deteriorates with age or mobility is restricted by body size.

Social behaviour such as the increase in mobile phone usage and texting mean people often are not concentrating when negotiating stairs so visibility becomes increasingly important. Ecoglo products reduce slips and falls as the step edgings have high visibility in all light conditions as well as providing an anti-slip surface.

Ecoglo have developed a range of step edge products to meet NCC E4 Visibility in an Emergency, with F15 and F14 step nosings, and E14 step edge contrast specifically developed to also meet the requirements of AS1428.1. Ecoglo have a range of custom colour anti-slip materials to suit the AS1428.1 luminance contrast requirements for any stair tread material.

Compliance with AS1428.1 means the products also comply with NCC D3.3(a)(ii) and (iii), which is a requirement for ALL stairways in all buildings required to be accessible.

Slip Resistance Testing:
Ecoglo step edge products have a slip-resistance classification of V under AS/NZ 4586-2004, which is equivalent to slip-resistance classification P5 under AS4586–2013, with P5 being the highest achievable level of slip-resistance.
Download the full report for an explanation of each rating.

  • USA, Canada, Mexico – UL410 Standard for Slip Resistance – PASS
  • United Kingdom – BS7976 Pendulum Test – Wet 7, Dry 7
  • Europe – DIN51130 Ramp Test – R12
  • Australia, New Zealand – AS/NZ4586 – V, F, R12

Technical Documents

Slip Resistance Testing
Full report from ATTAR for Ecoglo slip resistance testing.

Falls on and from Stairs and Steps

Monash University Study on Slips and Falls