Kingsgate Shopping Centre has recently ensured it is best prepared for safe and effective emergency evacuation, by undertaking Evac+Chair’s ‘Train the Trainer’ course.
The multi-retail shopping centre in Dunfermline, North Edinburgh in Scotland, is home to approximately 70 units and three levels of car parking, covering over 380,000 sq. ft.
“Health and safety and ensuring our visitors and team feel safe is always a priority for us,” explains Neil Mackie, Centre Manager, Kingsgate Shopping Centre.
“We were introduced to Evac+Chair a number of years ago when we had its emergency evacuation chairs installed on a number of the staircases throughout the centre, including those within the car park.
“This year, we took part in Evac+Chair’s ‘Train the Trainer’ session to enable those responsible to train all 23 members of staff on site – regardless of their roles – on how to use the emergency equipment safely and effectively.
“The whole team now feels completely confident in using these chairs to ensure the safety of other team members and visitors in an emergency.
“I would definitely recommend Evac+Chair to others looking to improve the safety of their premises. We’re extremely happy with both the products and the ongoing service we’ve received.”
To find out more about the importance of training and improving the safety of your building, or to evaluate your existing evacuation procedures, visit www.evacchair.co.uk or call 0121 706 6744.