The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
Since 1st October 2004 all employers have certain duties to ensure that disabled people are not discriminated against. One of the duties is to ensure that disabled people are not treated less favourably than others for any reason relating to their disability unless this can be justified
Sovereign Alarms Limited
Can offer solutions for fire alarm systems that are designed to address requirements of the DDA whilst not compromising the effectiveness of your life safety system.
Fire alarm systems
These have to be adapted to fit the requirements of the DDA. A fire risk assessment should make allowance for disabled employees and visitors, it should consider methods of alerting deaf people in the event of a fire. This can be done by:
Visual alarm devices (beacons)
Pagers - System is designed to comply with the recommendations detailed in BS5839-1: for secondary alerting of the deaf and hearing impaired to the activation of a fire alarm system.