FOOTPATH SAFETY

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Compliance

To be DDA compliant requires footpaths and pedestrian access to comply with the Building Code of Australia. This means abutment of ground surfaces shall have a smooth transition of 0mm, and a gradient not steeper than 1 in 10 for an inclined surface on a continuous accessible path of travel.

Our patented saw-cutting technology completely and cleanly removes trip hazards from footpaths, virtually eliminating claims that result from trips and falls on uneven footpaths. By having Safe Footpaths remove their trip hazards, our clients reduce their legal liability using the most efficient and cost effective method available.

    • Each offset will be tapered according to the specifications requested by the client and will have a smooth, uniform appearance and texture.
    • The raised footpath will be cut from edge to edge and brought to a zero point of differential settlement, completely eliminating the trip hazard.

Safe Footpaths delivers safe footpaths every time. Our service, unlike other approaches, accurately measures each offset to ensure that we achieve the slope requested by our customers. The only alternative available to achieve DDA compliance (if done correctly) is removal and replacement, which is costly, disruptive, and time consuming.

"The benefit is we have a reduced number of calls from the public complaining about issues with their footpaths, so these groups of people are very excited for us to come in and use this process instead of ripping out 30 metres of footpath, the experience we’ve had with Safe Footpaths is phenomenal."

Chris McGee, Transportation Field Services Manager