Different Disabilities present different challenges

Different Disabilities present different challenges

When developing and implementing an inclusive Health and Safety policy, consider the range of challenges that may be relevant:

  • Mobility impairment affects the range or speed of movement to varying degrees.
  • Sensory impairment affects the ability to gather information through the senses such as sight or hearing.
  • Cognitive or mental health impairment affects the capacity to process information and react appropriately.
  • With hidden disabilities, the stress of an emergency situation may trigger a condition such as asthma or heart problems.