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Re: Promoting Safe Egress and Evacuation for People with Disabilities - Press Release

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Shane Hogan <[log in to unmask]>

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Hi Peter - Just for your information, there is a PEEP template (which is 
based on the work of the Northern Officers Group) included as an appendix 
in the NDA publication.

Best regards - Shane


Shane Hogan
Project Manager - Excellence through Accessibility
National Disability Authority

Email: [log in to unmask]
Web: http://www.nda.ie/eta
Direct Line: 01-6080497



"Peter Denton" <[log in to unmask]> 
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RE: Promoting Safe Egress and Evacuation for People with Disabilities - 
Press Release






Thanks

About 15 years ago the Northern Officers' Group (based in the North of
England) developed some excellent Personal Emergency Egress Plan (PEEP)
guidance and templates.  It was intended mainly for use in the
workplace.  This used to be available through the Centre for Accessible
Environments or the Access Committee for England.  If people are
interested, they may be able to Google it...

Pete 

-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Promoting Safe Egress and Evacuation for People with
Disabilities - Press Release

Hi - I thought that this our publication on evacuation might be interest
to some of you. 

Best regards - Shane

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The National Disability Authority (NDA) has today (3 April 2008)
launched an important new publication entitled 'Promoting Safe Egress
and Evacuation for People with Disabilities'. The publication is aimed
at ensuring the speedy and safe evacuation of public buildings by people
with a disability, particularly in the event of an emergency. The
Chairperson of the NDA, Dr. Angela Kerins commented: "ensuring safe
egress in an emergency is a complex issue requiring consideration of a
broad range of factors, including the design and usage of a building,
the training of staff and the provision of appropriate equipment and
facilities. "Those responsible for buildings must ensure safe egress for
all and this requires consideration of the needs of everyone using the
building, particularly the specific requirements of people with
disabilities," she said.

This publication will be of special interest to facilities managers,
accommodation officers, health and safety personnel, access officers,
disability liaison officers and human resource professionals in the
public sector. It will also be of interest to design consultants and
disability organisations involved with accessibility matters as well as
people with disabilities, families and carers.

This important guide will assist organisations to plan effectively for
the safe evacuation of people with disabilities, both staff and
customers. 
Readers will find information on evacuation strategies, alarm equipment,
evacuation equipment, training and specific building types, including
healthcare buildings, educational buildings and heritage buildings. It
also provides details of an appropriate planning process to ensure that
people with disabilities can safely evacuate a building in case of
emergency. There is a practical 'risk assessment checklist' to help
organisations to assess their current situation.

The report is currently available for download as a pdf document from
http://www.nda.ie/egress. You can also request a copy of the report from
[log in to unmask] or by telephone on +353-1- 608 0400. If you require
this publication in an alternative format, please contact the ETA team
at [log in to unmask] or +353-1-608 0487. 


Shane Hogan
Project Manager - Excellence through Accessibility National Disability
Authority

Email: [log in to unmask]
Web: http://www.nda.ie/eta
Direct Line: 01-6080497

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