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Looking after those with Disabilities

Current legislation requires that organisations must ensure that adequate allowances are made for those with disabilities. This can include those with mobility difficulties, the hard of hearing, the visually impaired etc. Fire safety signage must be easy to read, preferably glow-in-the-dark and must address specific user needs for fire escape routes. It is also not sufficient to rely on the user instructions printed on an extinguisher, as the print size is usually fairly small. Large fluorescent extinguisher signs are available to clearly demonstrate the extinguisher's suitability.

Fire safety signs for disabled users
 

Reviewed: 19/03/2019 (doc:82 V1.1). Our articles are reviewed regularly. However, any changes made to standards or legislation following the review date will not have been considered. Please note that we provide abridged, easy-to-understand guidance. To make detailed decisions about your fire safety provisions, you might require further advice or need to consult the full standards and legislation.