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Health and safety for disabled people

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Health and safety legislation should not prevent disabled people finding or staying in employment and should not be used as a false excuse to justify discriminating against disabled workers.

We want to enable disabled people and those with health conditions, including mental health conditions, to get into and stay in work.

This guidance will help those employing disabled people to understand their health and safety responsibilities.

Practical examples

Fire fighter with diabetes

A fire fighter who developed insulin-dependent diabetes was seen by an occupational health ('work') doctor to help make arrangements for him to return to work.

Find out more about practical examples

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Updated 2015-03-10