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Disabled Persons Evacuation Strategy

We operate a system of assisted escape for disabled visitors.  Please tell our receptionist your requirements.   We will explain our escape procedures to you.

DISABLED PEOPLE evacuation plan – limited walking mobility

Requirement: Able to walk on the flat but cannot manage stairs at all.  Would need to be carried down the stairs.

Escape Procedure: Please make your way to the refuge, which is within the evacuation stairway at each level of the building.  Please ring for assistance from the call point situated within the refuge.

Our staff are trained to carry-down with the use of an evacuation chair and two staff.

A team will meet you in the refuge.  You will need to sit on the chair.  The two staff members will then carry you down.

DISABLED PEOPLE evacuation plan – limited walking assist down stairs

Requirement: Able to walk on the flat and can manage the stairs with some assistance.

Escape Procedure : Please make your way to the refuge, which is within the evacuation stairway at each level of the building.  Please ring for assistance from the call point situated within the refuge.

A member of our fire evacuation team will meet you there to assist you down the stairs and guide you out of the building.

DISABLED PEOPLE evacuation plan – limited sight

Requirement: Sight is limited and/or orientation is difficult where there is no formal guidance.

Escape Procedure: The person you are visiting or conference organiser will escort you out the of the building if you are on the ground floor or if you are on the first or second floor will escort you to the refuge, which is within the evacuation stairway at each level of the building.

Please ring for assistance from the call point situated within the refuge.  A member of our fire evacuation team will meet you there and guide you out of the building.

DISABLED PEOPLE evacuation plan – hearing impairment

Requirement: Hearing impairment, unable to hear audible fire alarm.

Escape Procedure: The person you are visiting or conference organiser will alert you to the fire alarm and accompany you out of the building.