Building and Doors
Specific design choices can be made for new and renovated buildings to improve safety in the event of an emergency. Fire doors and smoke doors, as well as specific egress designs, all contribute to safety.Read More
In the event of an emergency, it is essential that personnel in the building have a clear and easy pathway to evacuate. The ability to leave a premises creates a point of egress and all exits should be accessible by a clear pathway that is understood by all personnel.
Ensuring your building has accessible and clear points of egress is a staple of all emergency planning, whether designing a building for scratch or working out your emergency plans in already existing premises.
If designing a building from the ground up, have FES professionals weigh in on your points of egress and the pathways towards them to make sure everyone will be safe.
You may find yourself responsible for an existing building with inadequate points of egress. Work with FES to see where adaptations can be made to improve safety.
The most effective way of ensuring your personnel access the nearest exit in an emergency is through practice. Fire drills, workshops and clear signage will help people remember in stressful moments.