A fire evacuation strategy and plan should be in place to enable building occupants to escape quickly in the event of a fire. You may be responsible to ensure fire evacuation plans and necessary measures are in place to assist occupants’ fast evacuation. These measures may include:
- clearly marked escape routes
- correctly placed emergency exit signs and lighting
- correct design of fire compartmentalisation and smoke extraction system
- public address system to assist fire evacuation.
In addition to the above measures, employees should receive sufficient training so that they know and use the escape routes. Besides, regular building or site inspections are necessary to ensure passageways are clear; emergency doors are closed and can be opened easily, and to identify any potential fire risk of the building or site.