J and J Electrical Services install induction loop systems.
Induction loop legislation
Induction loop legislation is set out to prevent discrimination
against disabled people. Induction loop systems help the
hearing impaired by transmitting amplified sound (for example
speech) to hearing aids. Such systems are enforced by the
Building Regulations (1992)
This states that newly built and substantially reconstructed
non-domestic buildings must have aids for the hearing impaired.
Areas in excess of 100m², where a glazed screen separates
the customers, require such aids.
The Disability Discrimination Act (1995)
The Disability Discrimination Act is aimed at stopping
discrimination against disabled people.
From October 2004 the Disabled Rights Commission’s
new Code of Practice comes into effect. This means that
service providers have to install permanent induction loop
systems where it is impossible or unreasonably difficult
for a deaf or hard of hearing person to make use of a service.
Failure to provide such systems can result in prosecution.
Service providers include: Telecommunications and broadcasting
organisations, public utility companies, leisure centres,
bus and railways stations, shops, hotels, hospitals, solicitors
The Care Standards Act (2002)
From the 1st of April 2002, The Care of Standards Act (2002)
took effect. This Act focuses specifically on care homes
providing accommodation and nursing or personal care for
elderly people in England. This regulation requires that
communication facilities are provided for the residents.
The provision and maintenance of these will be inspected
by the National Care Standards Commission.