Evacuation lifts: an alternative escape route
July 14, 2021

Evacuation lifts: an alternative escape route

Evacuation lifts have the potential to offer a safe route out of a building. Arup’s Eoin O’Loughlin and Harry Wiles, and Matthew Ryan of The Fire Surgery, look at the challenges and opportunities of incorporating them in fire strategies
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans
July 8, 2021

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans

Following the Fire Safety Consultation, which ran from 20 July to 12 October 2020, we are seeking views on new proposals to implement the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 recommendations on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans in high-rise residential buildings.
Fire safety and high-rise residential buildings
July 6, 2021

Fire safety and high-rise residential buildings

Measures to ensure fire safety matters are incorporated at the planning stage for schemes involving a relevant high-rise residential building.

Equality and Human Rights Commission briefing paper: Strengthening the right to independent living
July 2, 2021

Equality and Human Rights Commission briefing paper: Strengthening the right to independent living

Disabled people have the right to live independently as part of the community under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This means that disabled people should have as much choice and control over their lives as others, with equal value and dignity. 
Launching the Inclusive Design Network on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)
June 8, 2021

Launching the Inclusive Design Network on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) are trialling a new membership model that brings together individuals and organisations passionate about disability innovation.
Ministers pledge to publish their first ‘robust’ rail access strategy
June 7, 2021

Ministers pledge to publish their first ‘robust’ rail access strategy

The government has promised to publish its first "robust” national strategy to improve the accessibility of the rail network. The pledge came in its new white paper, which aims to "transform the railways in Great Britain”.