In support of Business Safety Week, Evac+Chair International has launched its own guide to emergency evacuations to help businesses across the UK produce and monitor their Fire Emergency Evacuation Plans (FEEP). Available to download from the Evac+Chair International website, the guide emphasises why businesses must provide an emergency plan for dealing with a situation involving fire.
The detailed document outlines the main procedures under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 that workplaces must adhere. Among those procedures is a fire risk assessment which will identify any possible dangers and consider those who may be especially at risk.
Organised by the National Fire Chiefs’ Council, UK Business Safety Week runs between 11 and 17 September with the aim of ensuring businesses and employees have all the information they need to hand in order to prevent and/or respond to fire incidents in the workplace.
Gerard Wallace, managing director at Evac+Chair International, informed Risk UK: “A fire emergency evacuation plan is a required emergency procedure for any business. It’s essential for all businesses to have a building evacuation plan in place and evaluate the level of risk present in order to be absolutely sure that, when an emergency does arise, everyone’s as safeguarded as possible.”
During Business Safety Week, Evac+Chair International is offering free evacuation advice from certified trainers.