Assisted Living Kitchen Sink Range

Assisted living facilities require kitchen sinks that are compliant with Australian Standard 1428.1. This standard sets out the design and construction requirements for sinks in disability access and mobility areas, ensuring that they are safe and accessible for all users. In this page, we’ll discuss why AS1428.1 compliance is so important in assisted living facilities, as well as how you can choose the right kitchen sink to meet these requirements. 

Why Is Compliance With AS1428.1 Important when it comes to Kitchen Design?

The main reason why compliance with Australian Standard 1428.1 is so important in assisted living facilities is because it ensures that all users have an equal opportunity to access the sink safely and conveniently. For example, the standard requires that a minimum of 500mm clearance must be provided around the sink basin, allowing wheelchair users to easily approach the countertop without obstruction. Additionally, it also specifies a range of other safety requirements such as slip-resistant surfaces on benches and non-slip flooring around the sink area to ensure that all users can use the area safely and without risk of slipping or falling over.

Assisted Living Kitchen Requirements Under AS1428.1

.When selecting a kitchen sink for an assisted living facility, there are several requirements under AS1428.1 that must be met to ensure compliance with the standard. Firstly, sinks must be able to accommodate a wheelchair user within 500mm of clearance from any side of the basin or any part of its structure (e.g., tapware). Secondly, all tapware must be accessible from a seated position by someone using a wheelchair; this includes being able to reach underneath taps and turn them on/off without difficulty or obstruction from other parts of the basin structure (e.g., splashback). Finally, basins must have machined edges or rounded corners in order to reduce potential injury caused by sharp edges when people lean against them while accessing the taps or draining dishes/utensils etc..

Typically the depth of the kitchen sink bowl should not be deeper than 150mm and where applicable have heat pads attached to the underside of the bowl to protect the user of any burns while using the kitchen sink. The Lirio Care Sink range has heat pads installed that is wrapped around the base and the sides of the kitchen sink to provide that protection.

When it comes to choosing kitchen sinks for assisted living facilities, it’s essential to make sure they comply with Australian Standard 1428.1 in order to provide safe, accessible spaces for everyone who will be using them in their daily lives. By following these guidelines when selecting sinks for your next project, you can ensure complete compliance with AS1428.1 and peace of mind knowing that your assisted living facility is providing a safe space for those who need it most!

Castano provides a range of Assisted Living Kitchen Sinks that are used in the construction of NDIS Housing that is needed for Accessibility and Mobility purposes. The DIVA 1080 Pressed sink is manufactured with a 150mm bowl depth and comes with a drainer. The DIVA 1080 Assisted Living Kitchen Sink comes with either a right hand Bowl or Left Hand Bowl variations with one tap hole

The Lirio Care Sink Range is hand made using 1.2mm thickness stainless steel which is also specified into Assisted Living Kitchen applications and NDIS Kitchen spaces. Both kitchen sinks are 145mm depth with heat pads already attached to the bowl. For details on Castano’s Assisted Living / NDIS Kitchen Sink range, see below

Assisted Living Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks

Lirio Care Sink Single Bowl and Drainer
Lirio Care Single Bowl Sink

National Office

50 Bardia Ave, Seaford, 
VIC 3198, Australia

1300 856 887