Disabled Refuge Alarm Systems
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Refuge areas for non-domestic buildings.
Part M of the UK government’s building regulations insists that all new non-domestic buildings with more than one storey must provide refuge areas for public safety purposes. These refuge areas are relatively safe places for people who cannot easily use fire escapes can summon help. The disabled refuge outstation can be used to call for assistance and also reassure the person until help arrives.
Simple and Effective
Simple and effective two-way communication in these areas is essential, firstly to assist rescue teams in determining where assistance is required and secondly to reassure people help is on the way.
Safety and the Disability Discrimination Act
Part M of the building regulation prescribes a mandatory level of compliance for a building, whereas the Disability Discrimination Act is not a standard, it is a legal vehicle.
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) consists of several pieces of civil law that enable disabled people who feel they have been discriminated against to take action for damages against organisations or individuals should these considerations not be implemented to support their personal safety in the event of an emergency.
All Lightning Fire Safety Systems Limited disabled refuge alarm systems are BS9999 & BS5839 Pt9. 2010 compliant.