Disabled Refuge Systems

What is a Disabled Refuge System


A Disabled Refuge is a relatively safe area within a building or exit staircase where mobility impaired occupants can be placed (not just wheelchair users) while the main building occupancy is evacuated, allowing building management and emergency services to safely assist these people from the building when stairwell crowding has eased. Mobility impairment is defined as not being able to walk 200 m continuously without aid, and includes arthritis sufferers, people with leg and back injuries and women over 6 months term pregnancy.


A Disabled Refuge system is not just for use during a fire, must be available at all times and MUST NOT BE DISABLED OUTSIDE OF A FIRE EMERGENCY.


For further information relating to Disabled Refuge Systems, whether that be regarding installation or service, please contact our Technical Division. Alternatively, call direct on


Ph: 01 843 9449

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