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With the easing of lockdown arrangements, many businesses are considering their return to work. If you are thinking about reopening your business, or you are a responsible person for a larger organisation then you need to consider your emergency evacuation plan in light of Covid19 arrangements and social distancing.
The Emergency Evacuation Plan for your premises needs to be reviewed to ensure that it aligns with your reviewed Fire Risk Assessment and current staffing levels for the building.
Your previous evacuation plan would not have had to take into account many of the factors we all now face as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Below are some the factors you’ll need consider when reviewing your emergency evacuation plan.
This isn’t a comprehensive list of all the considerations you’ll need to make, all businesses are different, but I should get you thinking.
If your business doesn’t have an evacuation plan in place, do it now. We have plenty information about how to create an emergency evacuation plan.
If you have questions that we haven't yet answered about how Covid-19 can effect fire safety for your business, tell us what you need to know and we'll add the answer to these pages.