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Considerations

Evacuation Considerations

Do you have staff members with a disability?

Does your organisation have the appropriate structures in place to ensure that staff member can get out in an emergency? If not then how do you get them out? What do you do?

Equal Access will provide your organisation with the appropriate structures and support your organisation in the development of a organisationally customised PEEPs (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans).

Do you have visitors with a disability?

All visitors to your building / facility fall under your Duty of Care, meaning that if a person with a disability is visiting during an emergency evacuation you have the responsibility to safely assist that individual out of harms way.

Equal Access assists organisations plan for these possible events and provides processes and strategies to effectively manage these situations.

How do you assist people with a disability in an emergency?

Not all people with a disability require assistance for everyday tasks. However, what happens when the usual route of access / egress is not available eg. lifts? What assistance will be required? How do you provide that assistance in a dignified manner?

Equal Access provides realistic solutions to these complex issues and enables staff to provide such assistance when required.

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BCA 2019 Amendments relating to Access for People with Disability

  • April 30, 2019
  • Alison Shiels

The new BCA 2019, Volume One to be adopted on 1st May includes various amendments which are considered necessary for the effective applicat...

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Accessible Adult Change Facilities Vs Changing Places BCA 2019

  • February 22, 2019
  • Alison Shiels

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What is an Accessible Adult Change Facility? BCA 2019

  • February 15, 2019
  • Bruce Bromley

A major inclusion into the ‘Building Code of Australia’ is the provision of Accessible Adult Change...

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