AUST – Essential Property Services advise that in May 2014 the Building Code of Australia will introduce deemed to satisfy provisions for slip-resistance to trends and nosing to stair ways for all buildings other than houses and outbuildings under BCA Vol 2 Clause 3.9.1.3. (g). Building Managers should make themselves aware of the slip-resistance classification required for a trend surface or nosing strip for new stairs or altering existing stairs. This new criteria could be used in a slip fall accident situation for existing buildings by victims in describing potential non-compliance when a claim is made, be careful.