Epilepsy & Construction

Emergency Evacuation Procedures

27 February 2009
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Care should always be taken to establish that people with epilepsy have successfully evacuated a building during an emergency.

Factors which may precipitate seizures include sudden fright, loud noise (such as an alarm) and excitement or fear. If seizures are a feature then it should be possible to develop a fire evacuation policy which reflects these needs. Where alarms using lights are used these should not be likely to cause photosensitive seizures.

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