2% of the UK working age population becomes disabled every year.
There are approximately 10 million disabled people in Great Britain who are covered by the Equality Act 2010. This represents around 18% of the population.
Risk assessment is a careful examination of what could harm people and how likely this is to happen, so that employers can weigh up whether or not the steps they have taken are sufficient to comply with health and safety law.
Case studies give examples of good practice, showing practical steps to promote disability equality when managing health and safety.