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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that you must consider the safe escape from the premises of both your employees and anyone else who may be on the premises legally (Article 8) such as visitors or customers. Therefore you must identify the types of visitors or customers you may have on the premises and the challenges that may present themselves in an emergency evacuation situation.
It is especially important to consider how you would evacuate a disabled, injured or pregnant person from the building in an emergency, and in particular, if stairs will be used in the escape. It is also important to bear in mind that lifts are likely to be out of action or prohibited from use in the case of a fire. Staircases then become the primary means of emergency evacuation. In multi-storey buildings, it is highly likely that disabled, injured or pregnant workers/visitors will have used the lift to ascend the building, but will have to use the stairs to escape in an emergency.
It must be stressed that this duty to consider the safety of people on your premises is not limited to employees. It extends to anyone who may come on to the premises. If your building is open to the general public, you are likely to have a wide range of visitors or customers. You must assess how these people would be evacuated in an emergency. Where stairs are the method of escape, evacuation chairs provide a safe and swift method of escape.
Evacuation chairs play a vital role in fire safety and the ability of you and your pupils and/or team to evacuate from a building safely. Put simply, evacuation chairs save lives and we will help you in any way we can to decide upon the correct evacuation chair for your circumstances. Our Team are ready to assist you on 01582 882839 if you require any further information. We look forward to your call.
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BUILDING, PASSENGER, OPERATOR these are the three areas that you need to consider when looking at your Fire Evacuation all can differ greatly.
Please note that this guide is for reference purposes only, and is not designed to substitute or fully explain your entire legal obligations in relation to fire safety, fire planning and evacuation plans and procedures. Please consult a legal professional, the legislation, your local fire brigade, fire marshal or another responsible person to ensure that you are meeting all of your responsibilities under all relevant UK legislation.