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Tactile Ground Surface Indicator | TGSI

Supplier: Global Safe Technologies

Tactile Ground Surface Indicator's purpose is to provide a tactile surface on public pathways and access routes that can be felt underfoot and recognised as a warning of impending pedestrian hazard, particularly to the vision impaired, but also as an added safety precaution to all pedestrians.



AS/NZS 1428.4.1:2009 Design for access and mobility Part 4.1: Means to assist the orientation of people with vision impairment — Tactile ground surface indicators and the Disability (Access to Premises) 2010 legislation controls the product and the installation requirements of tactile ground surface indicators.

The products recognise the need for a range tactile indicators that is extremely functional, durable, economical and complimentary to any architecture standard. This was achieved by utilising the best materials available and considerable consultation with engineers and architects. The result is a product that looks and performs like no other.

The major points to be aware of regarding to TGSIs are:

  • Types of indicators are, warning indicators and directional indicators
  • Luminescence contrast requirements
  • Placement requirements

This provides details on the application of TGSI in various situations such as:

  • Stairways, ramps, escalators, and travelators
  • Car park crossings
  • Bus stops
  • Trams/light rail
  • Level path/carriageway junctions
  • Railway platforms
  • Passenger wharves
  • Projecting hazards in circulation spaces
  • Change of direction, directional indicators

Global Safe Technologies Australia and its Authorised Dealers and Accredited Installers can provide you with assistance regarding to the relevant requirements and installation of tactile indicators as well as Disability (Access to Premises) 2010 legislation compliant anti slip stair nosing supply and installation.

The company offers two different types of solutions:

  1. Drill and pressure fit method of installation
  2. Peel and stick method of installation