Everyone wants the opportunity to progress in their lives, whether it is in education or the work place. The opportunity to readily participate and develop should be immediately available to everyone, and as such the Disability Equality Duty (DED) governs the equal opportunities of disabled persons to ensure that they are able to progress in the same way as any able bodied counterpart. With access being a potential barrier for those with limited mobility, certain precautions such as the installation of evacuation chairs, need to be actively installed.
At K5 we understand that schools and colleges have to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that disabled pupils receive equal opportunities and that certain precautions must are adhered to in order to maintain their safety.
The DED regulates equality in order to eliminate unlawful discrimination, and present those with disabilities with the same opportunities as those without disabilities. If the DED feels that the governing bodies of an educational institute are not presenting equality by making reasonable adjustments for their pupils or staff, then the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR) has the power to take legal action against the educational institute in question.
The DED ensures that the educational institutes actively identify those who need mobility assistance and the additional adjustments needed to ensure their equality. A personal escape plan should ensure that a disabled person can escape from a fire. There are certain measures that the school and college can take. As experts in our field, we highly recommend the use of an evacuation chair.We can provide the appropriate training so that the educational institute can deliver fast, effective, safe and secure escape methods.
To provide effective support for those struggling with a disability in a school or college, the team at K5 can offer advice and guidance regarding the appropriate facilities that need to be in place. Evacuation chairs provide a quick evacuation from a building, which secures the safety of the pupil. Providing an safe and effective evacuation plan for your pupils and staff is essential; if you would like more information regarding this subject and how we can help you then please call us at K5 on 01234 354 539.