Don’t forget ADA compliance when creating an emergency plan

It is vital to properly account for people with disabilities when you are creating an emergency plan. Failing to do so may prove both dangerous and costly.

According to an article published by Building Operating Management, the number of lawsuits filed for alleged violations of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) has increased over the past few years.

“These lawsuits have the potential to cost defendants $5,000 or more per complaint. The best defense against ADA lawsuits is to begin the process of removing accessibility barriers. Barriers are aspects of the built environment which lessen a disabled person’s access. The removal process starts by assessing what needs to be done and then putting in place plans, procedures and policies to guide implementation.”

Code Blue understands just how important it is to factor in the needs of those with disabilities, which is why we construct our products to be ADA compliant.