You’ve got the chair. Now what? Read the FREE White Paper from Evacusafe
Article date: 24/07/2014
As a business owner, company director or safety officer, you should by now be aware of your legal responsibilities in relation to ensuring every person within your premises is able to evacuate quickly and safely in the event of an emergency.
As well as considering the provisions you have in place for able-bodied persons, you ought to have also considered what provisions you have in place for anyone who suffers any mobility issues; for example how would a disabled or injured person make a safe exit from a multi-level building in the event of a fire or other emergency?
It’s common practise in the event of a fire for the lifts to be considered ‘out of bounds’ and fire evacuation procedures often suggest the stairs as the safest exit route. UK law requires all businesses to provide a safe means of escape for all personnel, including the mobility impaired, and you should be aware of the following legislation:
- Equality Act 2010
- The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
You may have recently purchased specialist evacuation equipment, such as Evacuation Chairs or Evacuslider Rescue-sheets, in order to comply with this legislation, and you may be thinking to yourself “Ok, I have the specialist equipment, but what do I do now?”.Evacusafe’s Marketing Manager, David Della-Savina, has produced a definitive White Paper entitled “5 Things You Need to Consider in Addition to Purchasing Your Evacuation Equipment”, which is available to download for FREE at www.evacusafe.net/evacuation-plan. The White Paper provides sensible advice for anyone who has recently purchased evacuation equipment, who may be wondering what they need to do next. It’s an after-sale guide and it’s well worth a read. Simply click here to access it for FREE.