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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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On this page you will find a number of frequently asked questions we receive. If your question is not shown here, please call 01622 692 121 or email information.officer@kent.fire-uk.org for further information.

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Question
As a business what do I need to do to protect disabled employees?
Answer
You need to carry out a Personal Evacuation Plan 
The Equality Act 2010 sought to ensure that disabled employees, 
visitors and students, whatever their disability, should be treated as well as people without 
disabilities and according to their needs. 
it is illegal to treat a disabled person less favourably, in relation to employment, goods, services 
and facilities, and to place them at a substantial disadvantage to people without disabilities. This 
ensures that disabled people must be included in any fire evacuation plan. 
An employer, building manager or service provider has to take reasonable steps to change 
practices or procedures that made it difficult for a disabled person to access goods facilities and 
services. This makes it necessary for example, to change evacuation procedures so that they 
cater for the needs of the disabled. 
A service provider is required to take reasonable steps to remove any physical barriers that 
make it unreasonably difficult for disabled people to make use of services. This may result in the 
physical modification or adjustment to the premises or the provision of special equipment. 
 
Last updated
20/06/2016
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