Today we observed an emergency escape route that was blocked by combustible materials and over grown vegetation.
Current legal requirements state that the responsible person must ensure that routes to emergency exits from premises and the exits themselves are kept clear at all times.
Keeping the internal escape routes themselves clear is only one part to consider. The responsible person must also ensure that the external route is clear to enable persons to safely evacuate away from the building in an emergency.
Contact us today if you require further guidance on what steps you are required to take to ensure you meet your legal obligations with regards to fire management in the workplace.