As a school or a large corporation, it’s important to ensure that all visitors are aware of the nearest fire exits, and the procedure for evacuating a building in an emergency situation. Many businesses and organisations will practice emergency evacuations to ensure that should an incident occur, everyone is adequately prepared. Not only do these drills enable visitors to be aware of the emergency evacuation procedures but they also offer senior figures within the organisation the chance to spot any flaws they may have. One such flaw could be a lack of evacuation chairs available to evacuate those who aren’t able to get out of the building without aid.
Here at K5 we’ve been providing schools, hospitals and businesses with a range of evacuation products since 2004 and during this time, we’ve found that many businesses and organisations don’t have as many evacuation aids readily available as this size of the building requires.
Although there are no set guidelines as to how many evac chairs and other evacuation aids each premise should have, it is worth noting that an evacuation of a building should be as quick as possible, and Fire Authorities have previously advised that two minutes is an adequate time-frame.
When it comes to purchasing any of our products which are designed to help reduce the time it takes to evacuate a building, it is worth considering the number of clientele you’re likely to have in your building, the size of the premises and any factors which may contribute to people struggling to get out without the help of an aid. Again, a thorough risk assessment of your premises will enable you purchase an adequate number of evacuation chairs.
As specialists in providing evacuation chairs and other evacuation aids, here at K5 we’re on hand to help provide you with an adequate amount of products for your property, along with our expert advice. Through our website, you’ll also find information helping you to risk assess your premises and buy the right number of products.