DDA Compliant Disabled Systems
ENSURING PEOPLE IN DISTRESS CAN ALERT HELP
SUPPORTING VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN EMERGENCIES
In October 2004 there was a significant change made to the Disability Discrimination Act which had an impact on organisations’ Fire Safety and Security strategies. Any organisation providing a service would now have to address the physical features which made it difficult for disabled people to use their services.
Service providers including Care Homes, Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs, Clubs, Gyms, Swimming pools and Hospitals now had to make reasonable adjustments to their premises or the way they provide their services to ensure they are not unreasonably difficult for disabled people to use.
Click 24 can help you to ensure that your organisation doesn’t fall foul of the Disability Discrimination Act by installing a range of facilities to aid your buildings’ disabled visitors and staff. We can also adapt current security and safety systems if changes are required to make them more suitable for use by disabled persons.
Our Disabled System Options
Disabled Toilet Alarms
All buildings with Disabled Toilets are required to install a Disabled Toilet Alarm kit as part of the installation. The alarm is raised by either pressing a button or pulling the emergency cord. This causes and flashing sounder speaker to activate outside the toilet.
Sites with multiples of disabled toilets must report each alarm back to a central location so staff are made aware and can dispatch people to assist.
Disabled Refuge Alarm Systems
Disabled Refuge Units are designed to provide two-way, hands-free communication between the occupier of a disabled refuge area and the person operating the control panel. They are designed for use in an emergency when the evacuation of a building is required.
A hearing loop, sometimes referred to as an Induction Loop, T-Loop or an Audio Frequency Induction Loop (AFIL), is an assistive listening system that provides access to facilities for those who experience hearing loss and use a hearing aid.
Induction Loops can be of great assistance for person-to-person contact over reception desks and the systems can go from a desktop system you may see in a Bank, to a full theatre system sending the soundtrack of a film.
More about our Disabled Systems
Safety for all
We know the importance of keeping absolutely everyone safe. That’s why the Click 24 team can service existing installations or design Disabled Systems to cover any building’s requirements and the needs of its disabled visitors.
Disabled Toilet Alarms, Refuge Alarms and Induction loops that provide assistive listening for the hard of hearing are installed and maintained for our existing clients. If you are worried that your oganisation are falling short of compliance or require our assistance in introducing disabled safety to your business, get in touch today.
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Simple but Effective Toilet Alarms
Attractively designed, easy to install and simple to use, Disabled Toilet Alarms allow a distressed person to raise an alarm in the event of an emergency. To operate, the user simply pulls the cord of a ceiling pull unit to activate a light and sounder outside the Toilet.
Reassurance for those in distress
Any person requiring assistance for the evacuation will await help in the designated refuge areas. People that might use this facility include the physically impaired, wheelchair users, pregnant ladies, or indeed anyone that requires assistance in exiting a building or area to safety.
Using the Disabled Refuge Unit, the person waiting for assistance is able to speak directly with personnel in control of the evacuation. This can provide reassurance, keep the person updated with the situation and confirm that help is on its way.
Supporting People that are hard of hearing
Induction Loop Systems allow hearing impaired people to hear more clearly. Most hearing aids have a ‘T’ or ‘MT’ switch which allows them to pick up the electromagnetic field generated by an Induction Loop system. The hearing aid converts this signal into a sound suited to its user’s hearing.
Any person with a hearing aid positioned within or near the loop can hear the loop signal by switching their hearing aid to the correct position, allowing them to participate more effectively in general conversation, ordering goods or services, listening to public performances, etc.
Improve your customer service with Induction Loops
Compliance across the board.
Installation of our range of Disabled Systems will help you get compliant with various regulations and schemes such as the British Standards Institution, the Disability Discrimination Act, the Care Standards Act and the English Tourism Council’s National Accessibility Scheme.
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Disabled System Blog Posts
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