Evacuation chairs are often walked past in corridors with their dusty fireproof covers hanging over them, having never seen the light of day since they were installed. These chairs are critical in the evacuation of those with mobility issues. This means that they need to be managed properly and included in the building fire management plan.
A routine inspection of the premises, carried out by two Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors in September 2015, found a catalogue of safety failures.Luton Magistrates’ Court was told that Plasterboard Recycling Solutions had failed to control exposure to plasterboard dust, which had coated floors, walls, ledges and machinery at the site. A follow-up occupational hygiene survey found the concentration of dust exceeded workplace exposure limits.