Vehicle access to a hardstand should be designed to allow for a fire truck to leave the hardstand in a forward direction. This can be achieved with loop roads, perimeter roads and the like. Where this cannot be achieved, then the maximum distance that a fire
truck can be expected to reverse safely is 60 metres.
Where vehicle access to a hardstand is greater than 60 metres, such as dead-end roads or a single access, a turning area complying with one of the following options should be provided. No parking is permitted in the turning area at any time. Appropriate 'NO PARKING' signage should be provided in these areas.
Roads designed to Austroads standards for an 8.8m service vehicle will meet CFA’s requirements.