Emergency Evacuation Equipment Compliance
Are you compliant in ensuring that you can safely evacuate anyone from your building?
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 gives a “responsible person” a duty in law to provide a safe means of escape to anyone within their premises, this will include anyone who may be less mobile.
The Equality Act 2010 states:
“All businesses are required to ensure that their premises are accessible to persons who have mobility impairments.“
Employers will be required to make certain reasonable adjustments to the workplace, where arrangements of physical features of the premises are likely to place a mobility impaired person at a substantial disadvantage, compared with an able bodied person.
When an employer or service provider does not make the provisions for evacuation of mobility impaired persons from its premises, this may be viewed as discrimination.
Ask yourself –
Do we have any staff, visitors or users of our premises that are/have
- In a wheelchair
- On medication
- Temporarily incapacitated (Injured)
- Elderly or Infirm
- Medical Conditions
If you have answered YES to the above, now ask yourself can I get that person out of the building in an emergency? If your answer is now NO you need to consider having Evacuation Equipment.
Evacusafe can assist you in forward planning and being compliant by providing –
- A full site survey by experienced staff
- High quality evacuation equipment
- Approved certificated training
- Expert equipment servicing
The above is a full compliant package that will assist to meet your requirements within
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
The Equality Act 2010
REMEMBER IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FIRE SERVICE TO ENSURE THE SAFE EVACUATION OF YOUR STAFF AND VISITORS