With two million registered disabled drivers currently in the UK, an effective disabled parking provision is essential. Whilst the majority of organisations already offer designated disabled parking spaces at their premises, these bays are often used by other drivers who look to park in the most convenient location without considering the impact of occupying these specialist spaces. Disabled parking barriers from K5 can help you to fulfil your legal requirement to supply designated parking spaces for disabled drivers, and can help you to avoid costly litigation fees.
As of October 2004, the Disability Discrimination Act made it illegal to “run a service or provide goods or facilities in a way which makes it impossible or unreasonably difficult for a disabled person to use the service or goods”. It is important to guarantee that disabled visitors can access your property or service as easily as possible, and providing an effective parking provision is a key part of this.
There are a number of requirements which apply to the provision of disabled parking bays. Bays should be within 50m of the entrance to a building, and should be lined or painted to make their presence clear. One of the most important factors to consider when installing disabled parking bays is how you will monitor the use of the spaces and prevent abuse. This is where high-quality disabled parking barriers from the expert team at K5 can help.
Easy to install, these barriers feature rechargeable batteries and require no connection to the mains, which makes them an affordable solution to a common problem. Drivers use a remote control to lower the barrier as they approach the space, and once the space is vacant the barrier will pop back up to secure the bay. This is a simple yet effective way to guarantee that disabled guests can always access convenient parking when visiting your premises.
Failure to provide disabled parking could not only result in financial penalties, but also bad publicity and lost custom for your business. Invest in disabled parking barriers from K5, and guarantee that your site can be accessible for all.