Disability and Equality Act & Accessible Assistance Products
From 1 October 2010, the equality Act has combined all previous acts relating to discrimination, into one, more encompassing legal areas.
This means that although the Disability Discriminations Act (DDA) has been superseded by the Equality Act, the Disability Equality Duty in the DDA continues to apply.
The Equality Act applies to all service providers and those providing goods and facilities in Great Britain and is mirrored by the Equal Treatment Directive 2006/54/EC within the EU. This includes, for example, retailers and wholesalers, those providing information, advice and day care or running leisure centre facilities. It applies to all your services, whether or not a charge is made for them. It also applies to private clubs and other associations with 25 or more members which have rules about membership and select their members.
Access ability definition and further information on the current requirements can be found in the Equality Act and Building Regulations, Part M (Access and facilities for disabled people).
Accessible Assistance Products
Pace Systems provide a number of compliant wireless disability access doorbell alerters and further information on the range of products can be found on our website, 'Click Here'.
Electric Cooker Safety Isolation Switch
More fires and fire injuries are caused in the kitchen than anywhere else in the home.
According to the London Fire Brigade website, around 60% of accidental fires in the home start in the kitchen.
London Fire Brigade recommend:
- Avoid leaving the cooking unattended
- Don’t cook if you are tired
- Or have been drinking alcohol
- Or have been taking medication that might make you drowsy
To address some of these issues, Pace Systems were approached to create a safety solution that safeguards people and properties.
CookerSafe offers the following safety features:
- Provides a robust cut-off switch that stops the mains power supply to the cooker. CookerSafe provides controlled power delivery via a display timer and can only operate with manual intervention.
- Easy operation via the control button, press once to set the timer to 15 minutes, or press twice for 30 minutes. To turn the cooker off completely during the cooking cycle, simply press and hold the control button for 5 seconds.
- If further cooking time is required after 30 minutes, the control button can be used again. CookerSafe means that the cooker is not left unattended for longer than 30 minutes.
- CookerSafe will control 2 devices, electric oven & electric hob.
- Can be installed by a qualified electrician to existing appliances or installed as part of a new build/renovation.
- Further information on the CookerSafe device can be found HERE.