ADA Compliant Lockers
Local building officials will eventually require your clubs to comply with The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 which requires the following in order for your locker room to be ADA compliant: At least one of each type locker offered, and for double-tier lockers only the bottom row, be provided for handicapped people. A clear floor space of 30″x48″ minimum will allow for either forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair. Storage spaces such as shelves, hooks, coat rods, etc., shall be located at a height of 9″ minimum and 48″ maximum from the finished floor. Acceptable hardware for accessible lockers are touch latches and U-shaped pulls located as close to the top of the door as possible.
ADA Compliant Benches
The ADA Accessibility Guideline 4.37 states that:
- Benches shall have back support that is 42 inches (1065 mm) minimum in length and that extends from a point 2 inches (51 mm) maximum above the seat to a point 18 inches (455 mm) minimum above the seat
- Benches shall be fixed and shall have seats that are 20 inches (510 mm) minimum to 24 inches (610 mm) maximum in depth and 42 inches (1065 mm) minimum in length.
- A minimum of 30” clear floor or ground space shall be provided and shall be positioned for parallel approach to a short end of a bench seat.