Epilepsy & Construction

Private Dwellings

The type of safety considerations necessary in the construction of dwellings for private use by persons with epilepsy depend on the nature, severity and frequency of the seizures. » read more

 

Throughout the Building

Ensure adequate supply of electrical sockets to avoid trailing flexes. » read more

 

Emergency Evacuation Procedures

Care should always be taken to establish that people with epilepsy have successfully evacuated a building during an emergency. » read more

 

In the Bathroom

Structures, Fixtures & Usage: Showers are preferable to baths on safety grounds. » read more

 

In Bedrooms

Structures, Fixtures & Usage: Built in storage is preferable to freestanding furniture. » read more

 

Kitchen Areas

Structures, Fixtures & Usage: Built in cupboards are preferable to freestanding furniture. » read more

 

Garden, Patio or Drive

External Structures & Fixtures: Hard landscaping features such as patio surfaces, rockeries and statuary may be a hazard during falls. » read more

 
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