Our premises has two external doors that are quite stiff to open, including the main entrance. In addition, we have several self-closing fire doors in the corridors which are also stiff. We are concerned that any disabled staff or buildings users, for instance parents of our children, would not be able to open them. Are we breaking the law by not having doors that disabled people can use?

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Our premises has two external doors that are quite stiff to open, including the main entrance. In addition, we have several self-closing fire doors in the corridors which are also stiff. We are concerned that any disabled staff or buildings users, for instance parents of our children, would not be able to open them. Are we breaking the law by not having doors that disabled people can use?

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There are two related issues here, disabled access to buildings and fire safety.

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