DIN-Standards

 

Standards and Dimensions

It is necessary to observe the following standards when planning barrier-free bathrooms and lavatories.

DIN 18040-1  Publicly accessible buildings

This part of the standard refers to publicly accessible buildings, especially those parts of the building and associated outdoor facilities, intended for use by the public. Publicly accessible buildings include particularly cultural and educational facilities, sport and recreation facilities, public health facilities, office, administrative and court buildings, sales facilities and restaurants, parking lots, garages and toilet facilities. The primary new feature is the attempt to consider the highly varying requirements of the handicapped and disabled to the greatest extent possible. The purpose of this standard is to create barrier-free facilities, so that they can be accessed and used by the handicapped in the generally accepted manner, without particular difficulty and, as a matter of principle, without the help of a second person.

This standard considers particularly the requirements of those

·         who have visual impairments, are blind or suffer from a hearing
          impairment (deaf or hard of hearing)
·         with limited motor skills
·         requiring mobility aids and/or wheelchairs

Some requirements in this standard also facilitate use for
·         extraordinarily large or small people
·         people with cognitive deficiencies
·         older people
·         children
·         people with perambulators/strollers or baggage

Specifically new are the sensory requirements (visual, acoustic, tactile) as well as specification of protection targets.

The standard applies for new buildings. It should also be applied analogously in the planning for remodeling or renovation. 

Please note that specific requirements for workplaces are no longer included in this standard; they have been incorporated into the new German Ordinance on Workplaces. The application range for lodging facilities is also excluded.

 

DIN 18040-2 Domestic buildings

This part of the standard applies for barrier-free planning, construction and furnishing of domestic and tenement buildings and their outdoor facilities.

Special requirements for dwellings for wheelchair users are emphasized in this standard and indicated in the present document with the symbol .

This standard considers particularly the requirements of those
·         who have visual impairments, are blind or suffer from a hearing
          impairment (deaf or hard of hearing)
·         with limited motor skills
·         requiring mobility aids and/or wheelchairs

Some requirements in this standard also facilitate use for
·         extraordinarily large or small people
·         people with cognitive deficiencies
·         older people
·         children
·         people with perambulators/strollers or baggage

Specifically new are the sensory requirements (visual, acoustic, tactile) as well as specification of protection targets.

The standard applies for new buildings. It should also be applied analogously in the planning for remodeling or renovation.

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