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Disability equality

Disability discrimination laws developed in the 1990s when it become more widely recognised that disabled people were facing discrimination. The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) originally came in force in 1995 and it was significantly amended and extended over the following 15 years, gradually bringing more protection for disabled students.

The Equality Act took over from the DDA in 2010. As well as supporting the rights of disabled students by giving greater legal protection against discrimination, it emphasises the legal duty on education providers, employers and service providers to make reasonable adjustments so disabled people can take part in education, use services and work

.Under the Act, disabled people should be treated equally and protection from discrimination applies in many situations such as education, employment, exercise of public functions, goods, services, facilities and transport.


This booklet focuses on disability discrimination but you will also be covered by the Act if you have one or more of the other ‘protected characteristics’

Legal overview

The Fire and Rescue Service’s role in fire evacuation is that of ensuring that the means of escape in case of fire and associated fire safety measures provided for all people who may be in a building are both adequate and reasonable, taking into account the circumstances of each particular case.

Under current fire safety legislation it is the responsibility of the person(s) having responsibility for the building to provide a fire safety risk assessment that includes an emergency evacuation plan for all people likely to be in the premises, including disabled people, and how that plan will be implemented.

Such an evacuation plan should not rely upon the intervention of the Fire and Rescue Service to make it work

From the 1st October 2006 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into force.  This applies to nearly every type of building and structure.

For example, it applies to:

offices and shops.

care providers (including care homes and hospitals).

community halls, places of worship and other community premises.

the shared areas of properties several households live in (housing laws may also apply).

pubs, clubs and restaurants.

schools and sports centres.

tents and marquees.

hotels and hostels.

factories and warehouses.

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