D Access

These provisions safeguard people from injury during movement into, within and out of buildings.  They also ensure that people with disabilities are able to carry out normal activities and functions within buildings.

They include safe passage to the main entrance to a building, corridors, doors, stairs, ramps, lifts and mechanical installations for access (such as passenger carrying lifts, platform lifts, low-speed lifts, escalators and moving walks).

Record of amendments is a record of changes to the acceptable solutions, verification methods and handbooks.

Buildings for everyone: Designing for access and usability

This guide provides information about good practice for the design of buildings that are safe and easy to use for everyone.

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This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: