Evac+Chair launches guide to emergency evacuation in support of Business Safety Week

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

Gerard Wallace

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.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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