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Our Head of Engagement, Stephen Dering recently delivered a presentation at the Dubai Facilities Management Expo about the important role that Facilities Managers have to play in ensuring accessible premises for People of Determination.
Often cleaners will tie up alarm cords in accessible toilets to facilitate cleaning without returning the cord to the correct position. In other situations, accessible toilets are used as store rooms thereby rendering them inaccessible. Facilities staff will often lead
on evacuation in the case of an emergency and understanding how to facilitate safe egress for People of Determination is a key part of any training programme.
Across Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, Direct Access works with several facilities management organisations delivering adaptations audits and awareness training.
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