Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces

A Gap in the Legal Framework

It could be argued that the evacuation needs of all people with some level of activity limitation or sensory impairment, including the young and the elderly are not being met under current legislative requirements.

This ‘gap’ presents as a risk for building managers, building owners, employers or any other party that has some level of control and management over public spaces. In this section the evacuation ‘gap’ is discussed and each piece of legislation is presented for consideration.

Buildings need exit and emergency signs to identify parts of the accessible means of egress. An Accessible Exit Sign Project Initiative.

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