Diversity in the workplace and its influence on evacuation planning
12th November 2019
That means a potential 3.6 million UK citizens may still be able to join the UK workforce and many of those, may already have the skills which employers highly prize.
The regulations -- detailed in the Equality (Act 2010) -- govern how people with disabilities should be accommodated in the workplace. The regulations require employers to make their workplace equally accessible to people of all abilities.
Yet, as we improve the accessibility of our buildings, we must also ensure we're implementing the appropriate measures to safeguard the wellbeing of vulnerable occupants in the event of an emergency evacuation.
As the UK workforce becomes increasingly diverse -- with more people with disabilities in employment -- it's crucial that workplace evacuation policies and procedures also keep pace with these changes.
Evac+Chair is dedicated to safeguarding the welfare of building occupants. As a world-leading, manufacturer of emergency evacuation equipment and a provider of associated training programmes, Evac+Chair helps to ensure those responsible in an emergency situation understand how to safely assist with the evacuation of vulnerable occupants.
By working closely with a range of organisations across various sectors, Evac+Chair helps employers to implement their evacuation processes effectively. Employers with comprehensive procedures in place, ensure the safety of their building and its occupants.