Don't do this. If you see it done, untie it. Red alarm cords in disabled toilets and changing rooms must be hanging freely and no more than 10cm off the floor.

If it's tied up like this it can mean people in emergency situations, having had falls, seizures etc, can be delayed in getting assistance.

Having highlighted this a lot before, I've learned these cords make some people nervous, like they'll pull it accidentally or something. If that ever happens don't move it out of the way, just be aware of where the small orange button is in the room. It turns the alarm back off if it's triggered.


If you find you see red emergency cords in disabled toilets/changing tied up or lifted off the floor a lot, you can get sent cards to attach to them to let people know of their importance. They're free in the UK from Euan's Guide. Applying them to cords can help spread awareness and let people get help when they need it.

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