How Do Our Portable Sanitation Products Comply with AS1428?


In the realm of accessible sanitation solutions, compliance with AS1428 standards isn’t just a regulatory requirement—it’s a cornerstone of our commitment to inclusivity and quality.

At Instant Toilets & Showers, we recognise the critical role that these standards play in ensuring our accessible products meet the needs of every user, particularly those with disabilities. This commitment shapes our approach to designing and delivering sanitation products that aren’t only compliant but also exceed expectations in accessibility, safety, and comfort.


What is the AS1428 Standard?

For those who are not familiar with this standard, the AS1428 standard is a guideline developed to ensure accessibility within the built environment for people with disabilities in Australia.

AS1428.1:2021 is particularly relevant to accessible sanitation, specifying the design requirements for new building work to provide access for individuals with disabilities. This includes ensuring continuous accessible paths of travel, adequate space for wheelchair users, and facilities that cater to individuals with ambulatory and sensory disabilities.

The standards encompass various aspects of design to improve accessibility, including the installation of features like handrails, ramps, and accessible sanitary facilities with specific measurements and configurations to accommodate the needs of all users.

These requirements are integral to the design and construction of accessible toilets and showers, aiming to create inclusive spaces that are safe and comfortable for individuals with disabilities.


Features of our Products That Ensure AS1428 Compliance

By complying with AS1428.1:2021, our accessible sanitation products are designed to meet the National Construction Code (NCC) and Disability (Access to Premises—Buildings) Standards. This compliance ensures that our facilities aren’t only legally compliant but also aligned with the best practices for accessibility, promoting an inclusive approach to sanitation solutions.

Here are some key features that underline our commitment to compliance and excellence:

Dimensions and Space

Vertical image of an interior shower stall with a metallic wall-mounted shower head, handle, and seat in a portable facility.

Our units are engineered with specific dimensions that offer ample space for wheelchair manoeuvrability, ensuring ease of access and use. This includes adequate internal space for turning and facilities positioned at accessible heights.

Building on our commitment to accessibility, we’re excited to offer our expansive 2.8m x 2.4m accessible ablution unit—our largest disabled accessible sanitation solution. It’s specifically designed to provide generous room, enhancing the ease of movement and use for all our patrons.

Ramps and Entryways

We incorporate ramps with gentle slopes and wide doorways, facilitating easy entry and exit for individuals using wheelchairs or mobility aids, in strict adherence to AS1428.1:2021 requirements.

With our disabled accessible products that feature a slight elevation, we offer modular ramps and landing systems, enhancing the ease with which individuals can access our facilities. Our accessible toilets and ablution blocks boast door openings of up to 920mm, facilitating a comfortable entry and exit for all users.

Handrails and Support Structures

Interior of an accessible bathroom with safety handrails, a blue toilet seat, and grey flooring.

Strategically placed handrails and support structures within our units provide necessary stability and assistance, meeting the detailed specifications for diameter, height, and positioning as outlined in the standards.

Materials Used

In selecting materials for our sanitation products, we emphasise not only durability and safety but also hygiene and ease of maintenance. Our surfaces are non-slip, ensuring safety underfoot, and are made from impervious materials that resist moisture and inhibit the growth of bacteria, making them ideal for frequent use. These choices ensure that our facilities remain hygienic, comfortable, and accessible, reflecting our commitment to quality in every aspect.

Braille Signage

Close-up of a sign on a portable facility indicating Female Ambulant Toilet & Shower with accessibility symbols, mounted on a white exterior wall.

Catering to users with sensory disabilities, our products are equipped with Braille signage and visual contrasts. This thoughtful inclusion promotes an accessible environment for those with vision impairments, ensuring everyone can navigate our facilities with confidence and ease.


Beyond Compliance: Enhancing User Experience

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond merely meeting AS1428 standards; we strive to enrich the user experience by focusing on comfort and dignity. Here’s how:

  • Ergonomic Design: Our units are designed with user comfort in mind, featuring ergonomic fixtures and fittings that accommodate a wide range of needs and preferences.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: We believe that accessible toilets and showers should be as visually appealing as they are functional. Our units feature modern, clean designs that complement any event or site.
  • Privacy and Security: Enhanced privacy features and secure locking mechanisms ensure users feel safe and dignified while using our facilities.
  • Ease of Use: From simple, intuitive controls to easy-to-navigate interiors, we prioritise a hassle-free experience for all users, regardless of their abilities.
  • Adaptive Features: Recognising the diversity of needs, our products include adjustable components and modifiable options to suit individual requirements.

By going beyond compliance, we aim to deliver products that not only provide essential services but also enhance the overall experience for every user.


Creating Barrier-Free Environments with Innovative Sanitation

Instant Products Group Office

Here at Instant Toilets & Showers, we view standards not as hurdles but as chances to enhance our products, ensuring they serve everyone’s needs effectively.

With our disabled accessible range, we not only have portable disabled toilets for sale, but also offer disabled toilet hire—ensuring every event or project can cater to the needs of all participants. Our commitment to inclusivity and compliance with the highest standards is at the core of what we do.

For further details or to discuss your specific needs, don’t hesitate to reach out through our website or give us a call at 08 9406 6600.




Managing Director at Instant Sea Containers

Scott Rawson is the Managing Director of Instant Products Group, a specialist group of companies that offer portable building solutions, including sea containers, transportable offices, and portable sanitation products. With more than 20 years of experience in various management positions and a finalist in the WA Business News 40 under 40 awards in 2013, Scott is a highly motivated entrepreneur that has a passion for designing products to suit the needs of individual markets.