The Equality Act – Disabled Doors
There are 10 million disabled people registered in the UK and this group of consumers spend around £40 billion a year on goods and services.
Since 1st October 1999 all providers of goods and services have had to make ”reasonable adjustments” for disabled people, such as providing extra help or making changes to the way they deliver services or accommodate employees.
Since 1st October 2004 they may have had to make other “reasonable adjustments” to the physical features of their premises to overcome barriers to access.
The Equality Act 2010 extends the Disability and Discrimination Act, a guide by the Discrimination Rights Commission can be viewed through the link on this page by pressing the push pad image below.
Easy Open can help you to remove or alter physical features of your building that makes access to services impossible or unreasonably difficult for a person with disabilities, with the minimum of financial outlay. These alterations will assist you to comply with the Act. Automatic doors also make it easier for customers with small children in buggies and prams and the elderly to access your services thus increasing footfall and sales.
Our range of products will help you to comply with the Act including solutions specifically tailored to automating bathrooms both residential and public and also domestic front, internal and back doors.
Even if you are occupying new premises that meet current building regulations some alterations may have to be made to comply with the Act.
These are some of our products which will help you to comply with the Act:
- Fully automatic doors both swing and slide
- Low energy doors activated by push pads
- Barriers and bollards
- Specialist packages for bathrooms and residential front, internal and back doors
- DDA call points
To view the Disability Rights Commission guide to compliance for those supplying goods and services please click on the push pad below.