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Balancing budgets. Fire vs Evacuation.
Jul 15, 2021, Industry News
When it comes to life safety, most businesses spend proportionally far more money on their fire alarm system than their evacuation management system. While most businesses have a legal requirement to install and maintain a fire alarm and detection system, for buildings that are complex, multi-story or have any hazardous activities taking place – these systems are costly. This leaves the risk of evacuation management becoming a secondary budgetary concern which is all too often overlooked. And without suitable funds it isn’t unusual for businesses to have to adopt a low cost roll call system or process. In our experience, such ‘homemade’ systems are ad hoc and as a consequence can have a direct and negative impact on the successful outcome of any evacuation.
How to manage evacuation with a hybrid workforce
Jun 29, 2021, Industry News
Traditionally, fire safety has been shared amongst a dedicated group of trained individuals selected from within the workforce. Often referred to as Fire Wardens or Fire Marshals, each would receive dedicated training for their role and would involve on-site and sometimes off-site training.