This is a real risk for many building occupants
So too, there are risks for building owners, employers, managers and insurers, but there are simple strategies that can reduce the risk for everyone:
- Provide stairway evacuation devices that can save lives
- Develop emergency evacuation procedures
- Prepare personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPs) for everyone needing assistance
- Use evacuation devices in evacuation drills
- Train staff in their use
Nobody should be left in ‘a Safe Place’ whilst everyone else evacuates, corporate manslaughter is real.