Evacuation Guidebook

Extensive research was undertaken when developing the evacuation guide titled ‘Evacuation of People with Disability & Emergent Limitations: Considerations for Safer Buildings & Efficient Evacuations’.[1] The guide aims to assist workplaces manage their obligations to provide a safe work environment.

The concepts discussed within the guide help to identify strategies to increase the level of safe egress for people with disabilities, or with other emergent limitations during an emergency. During this research, it was found that an accessible means of egress is not always mandated, including in Australia.

A main finding of the research undertaken when preparing the guidebook is that we need to develop strategies to improve social and attitudinal factors in terms of an inclusive approach to accessible means of egress.

[1] Wilson, L. 2014, Evacuation of People with Disability & Emergent Limitations: Considerations for Safer Buildings & Efficient Evacuations, http://accessibleexitsigns.com/evacuation-guide/, viewed 25 August 2015

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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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