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Survey reveals common barriers for disabled workers

22 March 2017

A survey conducted in partnership between CMD and the Shaw Trust charity has revealed the common obstacles that disabled workers have to overcome in the workplace.

One of the main issues highlighted was the lack of height-adjustable desks.

This found agreement with all age groups and both female and male respondents to the survey.

While those in the younger group said trip hazards, including trailing and messy cables, were another common hazard, those in the older age range rated inaccessible plug sockets as more of a problem.

Other concerns include a lack of accessible parking and no disabled toilet provision.

Additional issues listed included poorly thought out emergency evacuation plans and consideration for how disabled employees access welfare provision.

Another potential problem was how easily disabled employees and visitors can access meeting rooms.

The relevance of the study was highlighted by the Shaw Trust statement that 70% of disabilities occur while people are of working age.

In addition to the issues experienced in the workplace, this shows the importance of making the necessary considerations in order to retain the services of skilled disabled individuals.

"Far from assuming that special measures need only be put in place for a select few employees, you may find that it is worth looking at the bigger picture and re-assessing accessibility within the workplace as a whole," said CMD.


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