Designing Inclusive Fire Safety


This course focuses on the physical means of escape environment which will benefit both disabled and non-disabled people.

The course is aimed at those designers and building managers looking to design inclusive means of escape for all building occupants and wishing to gain an understanding of fire safety of and storage of electric wheelchairs. 

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Target audience

Designers and building managers involved in material changes to the physical infrastructure.

CPD:  3 hours.

Briefcase Documents:  PEEP examples and course notes.

Part 1: The Foundations covers the law, relevant guidance documents, British Standards, evacuations strategies and egress assessments. Part 1 also provides practical exercises to assist an understanding of the challenges experienced by disabled people during an evacuation.

Part 2: Delivering Inclusive Fire Safety covers how the physical environment can be improved to assist disabled people to evacuate, which will also benefit non-disabled people including:

  • Fire alarms and fire detection
  • Fire Suppression
  • Stairwells & Signage
  • Lifts
  • Fire Doors
  • Refuges

Part 3: Electric Wheelchairs & Assisted Escape Devices addresses fire safety for and storage of electric wheelchairs together with an overview of assisted escape devices.

Part 4: A final review giving an opportunity to re-enforce the learning. Learners must achieve an 100% pass rate before the CPD certificate is provided.