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You’ve got the chair. Now what? Read the FREE White Paper from Evacusafe
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/