|HYMO Scissor Lifts UK is DDA Compliant
HYMO UK manufactures DDA compliant wheelchair lifts.
Hymo also manufacturers scissor lifts and customised material handling equipment covering a wide range of services to suit both small business and industrial applications.
Everything we build is designed and manufactured for your safety according to British Standards and ISO 9001 standards.
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HYMO UK can build your compliant DDA wheelchair lift which are also compliant with the new updated version of the DDA standards, the UK "Equality ACT 2010".
Name Change 2010
From 1 October 2010, the Equality Act 2010 replaced most of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). However, the Disability Equality Duty in the DDA continues to apply. Find out about the protection and legal rights the Equality Act provides for disabled people.
The ACT was first introduced in 1996 and amended in 2004 and again in 2010, the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) aims to end prejudice against the less able. It makes it unlawful for "service providers" (anyone that provides a service to the public) to treat someone less favourably because of a disability.
The DDA requires service providers to make reasonable adjustments to tackle physical building features, which act as a barrier to less able people who wish to access their services. This may mean installing a ramp or platform lift to replace a flight of stairs, or lowering door handles to a convenient height for wheelchair users.
The Disability Discrimination Act
The Disability Discrimination Act aims to end prejudice against less able people.
It has been significantly extended over the last ten years and now gives less able people rights in the following areas:
- Renting or buying land or property
- Access to goods, facilities and services
- Activities, clubs, sports and associations
What classes as a disability?
The DDA defines a disabled person as someone who has "a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities."
- Learning difficulties, mental illnesses, and brain damage
- Paralysis, severe disfigurement, or limb injuries
- Deafness, blindness, or heart disease.
The DDA requires service providers (e.g. shops, libraries, cinemas etc) and all workplaces to make reasonable adjustments to overcome physical features, which obstruct the less able. These include anything arising from a building's design or construction, fixtures, fittings, equipment, or materials.
To overcome a physical feature means to either remove it, alter it so that it no longer has an effect, provide an alternative access route, or make services available to the less able in another way.
There is no legal definition of a reasonable adjustment. It depends on the kind of service provided, an adjustment's cost and practicality, and the size of the service provider.
Reasonable adjustments may include:
- Along side the normal step access, include a ramp or platform lift
- Widening a building's entrance and exit to accommodate wheelchairs
The building regulations also play an important part in building access design.
To View the 2010 Equality ACT
Please click the Legislation .gov.uk official logo on the right for a pop up link to the official website.