DDA and EN81-70

The Disabled Discrimination Act 1995 act was a direct result of back bench moves between 1981 - 1995, established under the Conservative government, and was introduced in 1995.

Part I was aimed at creating awareness towards ending the discrimination disabled people face during their day to day activities.

Part II was introduced and it became illegal to discriminate against a disabled person in employment. The onus was placed on employers to develop solutions to enable disabled persons to be employed.

Part III placed duties on building owners and/or occupiers not to discriminate against people in the provision of services and accommodation. It is unlawful for service providers to refuse to serve a disabled person or offer service at a lower standard for reasons relating to their disability.

From October 1999, section 21 of the DDA requires service providers to take positive steps to make their goods and services accessible to disabled people.

Since October 2004, service providers have to make reasonable adjustments to the physical features of their premises, to overcome barriers to access.

EN81-70:2002 - Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Part 70: particular application for passenger and goods passenger lifts - Accessibility to lifts for persons including persons with disability.

Drucegrove manufacture a comprehensive range of products to meet DDA & EN81-70 requirements.

Fixtures

Our tailored range of extended hall push stations compliment existing or new landing finishes. All of Drucegrove's tried and tested designs for both lift car and landing stations, may be customised or ordered, "as is" to suit your installation requirements.

Designed to simply replace the existing push faceplates using the original fixings where possible, and therefore achieve regulated push button height but with minimal installation time.

Audible Signals

For the benefit of visually impaired users, our Digitalker® speech unit and talking gongs provide an audible announcement of lift arrival and direction of travel, both inside and outside the lift. When the car stops, there should then be an audible announcement of the level reached. A voice in at least one of the official local languages shall indicate the car position.

For push button control systems, our BUZ004 Button Buzzer provides audible confirmation of the operation of the car and landing push buttons. When a push button is operated and the call acknowledged, the BUZ004 will bleep.

Visible Signals

Our tailored range of extended hall push stations compliment existing or new landing finishes. All of Drucegrove's tried and tested designs for both lift car and landing stations, may be customised or ordered, "as is" to suit your installation requirements.

Designed to simply replace the existing push faceplates using the original fixings where possible, and therefore achieve regulated push button height but with minimal installation time.

Alarm & Communication Systems

Passenger lifts should be fitted with an emergency communication system. An induction loop for the benefit of people who wear hearing aids is a useful addition.

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