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Are Priorities right?



If you are mobility impaired or have a friend or loved one who is, have you ever considered or questioned how to evacuate a building via the stairs in the event of an emergency and when lifts can not be used ?


Well may be you should !


Too often we hear about small gaps around fire doors and thousands of pounds being spent to remedy them, a tag missing from a fire extinguisher, a fire action notice missing from a call point, a small hole in a fire resisting compartment wall which are all very important of course but is the focus and priority on the right things !


The most important issue around legislation and regulations is life safety but we still see far too many premises with a lack of provisions in place thus putting lives at risk and employers and service providers exposed to non-compliance and a risk of prosecution.


A hotel, roof top bar, office, shop, school or even a care home, to assist us in raising awareness, take a look at your premises and consider:


  • Could a mobility impaired person be evacuated up or down stairs to a place of complete safety ?


  • Are suitable and sufficient provisions in place ?


  • Are an adequate number of trained personnel present ?


  • Have drills been carried out to ensure any equipment provided is actually fit for purpose ?


  • Could you really evacuate everyone from the building without depending on the Fire and Rescue Service ?


If the answer is no improvements may be required and if you need expert advice or a FREE survey please contact us at


wheelchair user at bottom of stairs
Wheelchair user at bottom of stairs

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