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National Inclusion Week: Celebrate and Inspire Everyday Inclusion

National Inclusion Week is here, beginning on Monday 23rd September through to Sunday 29th September 2019! Created and run by Inclusive Employers, the UK's first and leading membership organisation for employers looking to build inclusive workplaces. National Inclusion Week provides an opportunity to raise awareness of inclusion in the workplace and the business benefits of creating an inclusive workforce. Employers of all shapes and sizes, big and small, have a responsibility to ensure their workplace practices are inclusive of all people...

VIGØR: Helping Everyone Live Life Without Limitation

Life is for living and we believe everyone should have access to the same opportunities. At AspireGB, we have worked hard over the last 20 years to deliver comprehensive accessibility and evacuation solutions that are driven by our commitment to ensuring inclusivity for everyone. Our dedication to ensuring equal opportunities for all is at the heart of everything we do and is what led to the creation of VIGØR. What is VIGØR? Put simply, VIGØR is our drive, commitment and dedication to make...

Safe Patient Evacuation in Hospitals and Care Homes

Service providers have a duty of care to provide safe evacuation procedures for customers or service users who need assistance to safely evacuate a building in the event of an emergency. In the case of hospitals and care homes, large numbers of patients may require assistance. Have the right equipment and procedures in place is essential.   Your Legal Obligation: "Where an employer or a service provider does not make provision for the safe evacuation of disabled people from its premises, this...

Why We Use Aluminium Disability Ramps

Aluminium is a material with many advantages when it comes to access ramps. We use high-quality aluminium in our ramps range, here's why: Durability Aluminium is resistant against corrosive substances, making is exceptionally durable. Even with heavy usage, aluminium ramps should last for years.   Sturdy and Light Unlike strong but heavy metals, aluminium is strong, sturdy and light. This makes transporting and installing ramps much easier and safer and is particularly useful for temporary ramps which move frequently in and out of storage.   Quality Finish Aluminium is...

Stairclimbers for Commercial Goods Handling

Moving heavy and awkward loads in the workplace is a laborious and potentially dangerous task.  When you add a flight of stairs into the equation, it's even more of a challenge. Your organisation is responsible for ensuring safe systems of work and providing the right equipment and training to avoid injury to workers. Here at AspireGB, we offer an ever-widening range of Commercial Material Handling Stairclimbers. They have helped meet the challenge of goods handling in countless situations and a wide...

Choosing an Evacuation Chair for Your Business

The responsibility to provide a compliant evacuation plan rests with building owners and occupiers. As a business owner, this can be a daunting prospect. Fortunately, there are an array of solutions on the market that can simplify the challenge. Emergency Evacuation Chairs are a brilliant solution to safely evacuate mobility impaired persons in an emergency. At AspireGB we have several options available and our expert team are on hand to help you choose the most appropriate evacuation chairs for your needs.   Stairline Ego   This budget-friendly...

Why Train Staff To Use Accessibility Equipment?

Taking measures to ensure your business premises are accessible for all is vital if you want your organisation to be an inclusive institution with equal rights for employees, visitors and customers. However, having the right equipment such as ramps, stairclimbers, wheelchair lifts and evacuation chairs is no good if your team isn't trained to use them correctly. There are three key reasons not to overlook training:   1) Safety Training ensures staff members can use accessibility equipment in a safe manner. The correct...

Short Term Accessibility: Hiring Wheelchair Lifts And Stairclimbers

Sometimes you need a short term accessibility solution. This may be the case for one-off events like conferences, prize-givings, graduations, exhibitions and weddings. Hiring a stairclimber or wheelchair lift can be particularly useful for occasions when temporary stage access is required. In addition, temporary access can be hired to avoid disruption to inclusive access if your permanent mobility solution is out of action or being serviced. Hiring an access solution such as a stair-climber or wheelchair lift is extremely flexible and can...