The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (as amended 1999) requires provision to be made for the safe evacuation of people from a building in the event of an emergency situation.

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 require that disabled people including students should not be treated less favourably without justification, for a reason which relates to their disability. Reasonable adjustments should be made to ensure that people who are disabled are not put at a substantial disadvantage compared to people who are not disabled.It is essential that special needs of any employee, student or visitor to University premises be taken into account when planning fire safety arrangements and evacuation procedures.However, an appropriate method of evacuation can only be arrived at after discussion with the individual and due consideration of their needs.