Moddex was selected to supply compliant barrier protection for the stairs, ramps and perimeter of new classrooms at the Lesmurdie Senior High School in Lesmurdie, Western Australia.

Situated in the Shire of Kalamunda, Lesmurdie Senior High School caters for students from year 7 through to year 12. New classrooms were built as part of the State Government’s transition of Year 7 students to secondary schools. The new classrooms needed compliant barrier protection in the form of safety handrails for approaching pathways, ramps and stairwells.

Moddex supplied Assistrail AR30 and AR40 configurations from their disability handrails range, available off the shelf for immediate installation. Both Assistrail models were identified for compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and AS 1428.1/2009 for schools across designated pathways, ramps and stairwells.

By selecting Moddex to supply compliant barrier protection, Lesmurdie Senior High School was able to control custom fabrication costs and minimise lead times. Designed and pre-engineered for compliance, Assistrail safety handrails come with custom fabrication components to deliver a fast and effective solution consistent with the architect’s aesthetic design.

Client’s feedback:

“During the initial on-site consultation, Moddex consultants offered expert advice on adjustments to initial architectural drawings for compliance with Australian Standards. Several areas with either a sheer drop of over one metre, or close proximity to rocky terrain were identified as potential hazards for students. To achieve compliance, Moddex recommended we adjust the architectural drawings to include additional fall protection.”