Safety features of ablution area in Masjid Baling, Kedah / Nur Nabilah Afini Hafizi

Afini Hafizi, Nur Nabilah (2022) Safety features of ablution area in Masjid Baling, Kedah / Nur Nabilah Afini Hafizi. [Student Project]


The condition of physical and safety features of existing ablution platform is essential to give all users the well-being in the immediate area. Mosques and prayer places have also surged in popularity. There are many cases of injuries that happen when taking wudu’ because of the unsuitable floor finishes. Slip and fall risks are a major worry for worshipers among the challenges they face. Therefore, this paper will focus on how the flooring materials effect the safety of users in the ablution area such as slipping problem especially among elderly people. In this research, the study of existing ablution is to identify the type of of floor finishes which are used in Masjid Baling, Kedah. The construction drawing, observation and questionnaire will be analysed. The expectation in the selection of using suitable floor finishes such as non-slip ceramic tile and pebble wash in relation to the user’s movement could significantly avoid slip. Thus, the selection of flooring materials will be analysed to find the appropriate materials suggest that can enhance the safety of users as well as avoiding the risk of slip problem. It is recommended to regularly inspect the current ablution and toilet floors condition to avoid fall.


Item Type: Student Project
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Afini Hafizi, Nur Nabilah
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Thesis advisor
Anuar, Izzat
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Abdul Aziz, Azhan
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TH Building construction > Details in building design and construction.Including walls, roofs
T Technology > TH Building construction > Buildings: Construction with reference to use.Including public buildings, dwellings
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Programme: Bachelor of Science (hons.) Architecture Department of Built Environment and Technologies
Keywords: Safety features; Ablution area; Mosques
Date: 2022
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