What is the space type for Service Stations?
The BCA defines a Service Station as a non-private garage for the servicing of vehicles (unless the servicing provided is limited to washing, cleaning or polishing). This includes car servicing and mechanic workshops. Such spaces are Class 6.
A petrol station canopy, including the main canopy that covers the petrol pumps is eligible for Building Based upgrades only if the canopy is directly affixed to an eligible building.
In such cases, the BCA classification of the eligible building to which it is attached applies (generally the petrol station retail shop).
In such cases, APs need to request exemption from AS/NZS 1680 compliance requirements, and provide evidence that other suitable illumination standards applicable to that space have been met.
In all other cases, a petrol station canopy not directly affixed to an eligible building may be eligible under Non-Building Based upgrades and would need to meet the compliance requirements for such upgrades.