UK Requirements

The Equality Act 2010

(incorporating the former Disability Discrimination Act)

Under reasonable adjustment there is a provision, a legal requirement  that a disabled person can request a personal emergency evacuation plan  for each building and facility they require access to.

The Team at Access and Evacu8 Ltd offer companies a ‘ consultancy contracts’ to handle disability inquiries,  advice on access issues and a staff training package that is bespoke to  the company.

Access and Evacu8 Ltd work closely with design and build teams on projects that range across all sectors, these include football stadia, major  shopping centres, airports and large private housing initiatives

The Building Regulations Part M

Under approved document M reasonable provision shall be made for  people to gain access to and use the building and its facilities. The regulations set minimum legal standards for access and use of the building by disabled people.

Fire Safety.

British standard BS9999: 2017  ‘Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings. Code of practice’

The fire risk assessment can be used to assist in  completing the record of significant findings and should include a detailed account of measures which  are in place to facilitate and assist disabled people to leave the building.