Creating a fairer Britain
The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.
This includes underestimating and overestimating physical danger, including danger to your wellbeing. You need to consider whether you often do not carry out basic functions such as eating, drinking, sleeping, keeping warm or personal hygiene; are often reckless, putting yourself or others at risk; or you take excessive steps to avoid normal activities without good cause because of fear or anxiety.
It is likely that there is a substantial adverse effect if you have difficulty working a piece of equipment safely; persistent difficulty crossing the road safely; if you do not eat when you need to; or if you can’t tell whether an object is very hot or cold by touch.
It is not likely that there is a substantial adverse effect if you have a fear of real heights or you underestimate the risks involved in dangerous sports, such as mountain climbing.