Disability Assistance Products
Disability assistance products are devices and equipment that aid disabled persons when carrying out everyday tasks. It has long been a legal requirement for owners of premises to make provision for disabled persons. This includes ease of access and assistance aids in confined, solitary spaces etc.
Channel offers a range of disability assistance products such as:
- Call systems
- Refuge alarms
- Paging systems
- Induction loop systems
It is the responsibility of many facilities managers to assist anyone with a disability during their time on site. This includes mental disability or impairment, age or any other physical disability.
It is crucial to consider the mobility of disabled visitors when thinking about the installation of fire detection systems, emergency escape routes and risk assessments. Wheelchair accessible ramps play a vital part in making sure that disabled persons in wheelchairs are able to exit the building safely.
Assistive technology is an important consideration when adhering to legal guidelines for disability assistance. Devices such as walkers and wheelchairs, computer-aided technology can help disabled persons use facilities without let or hindrance. Nurse call systems, refuge alarms and toilet alarms can alert dedicated persons to the location of an individual who may need assistance.
Since 1 October 2010, the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) has been superseded by the Equality Act, which combines all previous law relating to discrimination and disability assistance into a more extensive and inclusive legal area. The Disability Equality Duty in the DDA continues to apply.