Home Design For Living Blog

On the Final Workshop for 2013 – Ramps and Rails

The final workshop for the year will be held on the 29 November at LifeTec at Newmarket in Brisbane.

The details:
Ramps and Rails (full day)

The ramps and rails workshop aims to provide occupational therapy practitioners with:
• Knowledge about broad principles for designing internal and external ramps for domestic homes
• Practical information on the process of measuring up areas for the design and installation of internal and external ramps
• Information about resources to assist with measuring and designing ramps
• Information about current literature and research influencing the prescription of grabrails
• Knowledge about the biomechanics and measurement techniques to inform clinical reasoning processes for grabrail prescription
• Information about resources to assist with prescribing grabrails and handrails
• Knowledge about the relevance and application of the Australian Standards, the Disability Discrimination Act and the Premises Standards for grabrail, handrail and ramp design in domestic environments


8.00 – 8.30  Registration

8.30 – 10.00

Building Advice
Relevance and Use of Access Standards and Other Standards
Ramp Types and Definitions from AS 1428.1 – 2009
Ramp Design – Features and Elements
Tools for Measuring

10.00 – 10.30  Morning Tea

10.30 – 12.30

Calculating Lengths of Straight Ramps
Calculation Lengths of Ramps with Turns
Practical Exercises

12.30 – 1.00 Lunch

1.00 – 1.30

Alternative Options to Ramps
Resources to Assist Practice
Specific Questions

1.30 – 2.30

Grabrail Research and Prescription

2.30 – 3.00 Afternoon Tea
3.00 – 4.00

Grabrail/Handrail Prescription (cont)

4.00 – 4.15 Close and Evaluation Forms

Please contact me if you would like information about the event.

The registration form is on my website – www.homedesignforliving.com under Events.
Liz Ainsworth