Intac® - Tactile Indicators

Intac Tactile Indicators provide walkway or directional guidance for the blind or visually impaired to establish an early warning of impending hazards. For application across all public walkways, including stairs, ramps, escalators and railway platforms, Intac Tactile Indicators are manufactured from ceramic tile or UV resistant PVC, with self-adhesive backing for immediate installation. Suitable for interior or exterior applications with a wide colour range, Intac Tactile Indicators can satisfy the 30% luminance contrast requirements of Australian Standard AS/NZS 1428.4.1:2009.

Why use Intac®?

  • UV resistant PVC or ceramic tile options available
  • UV stable material and non-slip top surface
  • Chemical, grease and oil resistant
  • Suitable for interior and exterior applications
  • For new projects, retrofitting or upgrades
  • Compliant with Australian and New Zealand standards

PVC Indicators only

  • Available in 10 colours for architectural styling and 30% luminance requirements
  • Self-adhesive backing for immediate installation with no adhesive or primer required
  • Bevelled edges for safe transition, eliminating trip hazards for the public
  • Can be walked on immediately after installation

Ceramic Indicators only

  • Available in 3 colours for architectural styling and 30% luminance requirements

Applications

  • DDA access ramps and stairs
  • Public walkways and thoroughfares
  • Railway platforms and traffic crossings
  • Escalators, shopping centres & carparks
  • Sports and recreation centres

Intac® PVC Tactile Indicator Types

  • PVC Hazard Type
    300 x 300mm (Silver, Yellow, Black, White, Blue, Beige, Grey, Red, Green)
  • PVC Directional Type
    300 x 150mm (Silver, Yellow, Black, White, Blue, Beige, Grey, Red, Green)

Intac® Ceramic Tactile Indicator Types

  • Ceramic Hazard Type
    300 x 300mm (Yellow, Ivory, Charcoal)
  • Ceramic Directional Type
    300 x 300mm (Yellow, Ivory, Charcoal)

Excerpt from Australian Standard AS/NZS 1428.4:2009

2.4 STAIRWAYS, RAMPS, ESCALATORS AND MOVING WALKS
Where required on a path of travel, warning indicators shall be located at both the top and bottom of stairways, ramps, escalators and moving walks, as shown in Figures 2.2(A), 2.2(B), 2.3(A), 2.3(B) and 2.4.

2.5 PEDESTRIANS AND VEHICLES AT THE SAME GRADE
Where a pedestrian area joins a carriageway at grade (i.e. on the same level) or to delineate the pedestrian area from the carriageway, TGSIs shall be provided in accordance with Figures 2.5(A) and 2.5(B).

2.6 WARNING OF HAZARDS WITHIN THE CIRCULATION SPACE, OR ADJACENT TO A CONTINUOUS ACCESSIBLE PATH OF TRAVEL
Where there are impediments or hazards with less than 2000 mm clearance in an accessible open public space with no clearly defined continuous accessible path of travel (e.g., areas under a stairway, escalator or moving walkway), contact with overhead hazard shall be prevented by a suitable barrier such as—
(a) enclosing the area; or
(b) providing handrails with kerbs or kerb rails in accordance with AS 1428.1,

In the absence of a suitable barrier, TGSIs shall be installed as shown in Figures 2.6(B).