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Almost 25% believed that they do not have the correct means of escape for everybody with mobility difficulties and 40% stated that fire is the main workplace risk that keeps them awake at night out of all other healthy and safety risks.
There were other surprising results from the survey. Interestingly, 72% of people questioned identified that the rise in flexible working hours makes it harder for health and safety managers to keep track of their workforce in an emergency.
Only 11% of people said they had identified changes to the built environment as a health and safety risk and only 10% identified changes to workforce demographics as a risk.
Evac+Chair International provides world-leading, emergency stair-descent solutions. At this year's show, it wanted to investigate the new variety and scale of modern-day evacuation risks which health and safety managers now need to cater for.
Evac+Chair launched a new campaign at the Health & Safety Event -- The changing nature of risk -- which aims to inform health and safety practitioners of the new, emerging evacuation risks within modern society.
Ian Thompson, sales and marketing director at Evac+Chair says: "With a rapid change to workforces over the past decade, health and safety professionals now need to have greater clarity on how every member of the workforce should be made safe during emergency evacuation situations.
"These results are shocking and shows that we need to do more to educate health and safety managers on the changing nature of risk. It is important to identify and plan for changing scenarios. New risks to evacuation procedures, such as an aging workforce or terrorism, are emerging and many questions are being raised in the industry over whether these risks are being taken seriously enough.
"Accessibility is something that every organisation must address and that brings specific implications for those responsible for health and safety practices in buildings."
The new safety risks emerging within modern day work environments are creating complex evacuation procedures for health and safety professionals. Therefore, the need for correct and reliable evacuation equipment is essential.
Evac+Chair International is the world's leading supplier and original manufacturer of evacuation chairs. With a wide range of Evac+Chairs to suit any need, each model is designed to help mobility-impaired people descend a staircase in an emergency with the helper neither needing to lift nor have great physical strength.
With over 20 years' experience, Evac+Chair is the leading specialist in emergency evacuation, ensuring customers comply fully with health and safety regulations ranging from providing and deploying specialist equipment to delivering specific training and essential maintenance.
Although similar, emergency evacuation procedures caused by security threats, are tailored differently to fire evacuation procedures. For example, evacuating a building to a nearby car park or to a clearly marked evacuation point in a public area isn't sensible as is evacuating to a location within 500m of a building. Things to remember:It’s an employer’s responsibility to ensure safe evacuation
To help celebrate our 90 years of delivering the highest quality training and education with our students, customers and friends, we have some very special offers at this year's show.Our prize draw will each day see the lucky winner receive a £1,000 training voucher for use on any RRC course, plus runner up prizes of Health & Safety for Dummies books. One lucky winner will also get our mystery prize, which is something to enjoy and nothing to do with training or HSE.
The Working at Heights Handbook is the latest addition to their comprehensive and authoritative range of publications in the area of health and safety at work, which includes such important and diverse topics in the field such as manual handling, people handling, first aid, fork trucks, MEWPs, abrasive wheels and many more. Each publication is written by an expert in the area and is a clear and concise guide to best practice in its chosen field
Ignoring two of three points in the ‘fire triangle’Companies often have plans to designate safe areas for materials and activities, such as grinding, welding and smoking. However, too often these procedures are forgotten in day-to-day activities and even when controlled via a permit to work system, things can fall down if the arrangements are not implemented or adhered to.Overlooking the fabric of the building
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