Evacuation – why not getting it right is not an option

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Recently I wrote an article on the points to consider when putting together an evacuation policy. It asked lots of questions so it made the reader look at the wider picture https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/evacuate-question-isnt-martin-reed I hope it helped. This article just predated the tragic events at Grenfell Tower. The following week at the Safety & Health Expo at the London Excel we … Read More

Martin ReedEvacuation – why not getting it right is not an option

To evacuate or not to evacuate. That is the question. Isn’t it?

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Please excuse the plagiarism. I doubt The Bard knew much on the subject, even though the original Globe Theatre burned down in 1613. But since you’re reading this, you probably do. Or you want to know more. If you manage a simple building, it’s likely your evacuation process is uncomplicated. The alarm sounds and people will reluctantly stop what they’re … Read More

Martin ReedTo evacuate or not to evacuate. That is the question. Isn’t it?

Are you gambling with your evacuation?

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Your evacuation probably only ever happens at drills and perhaps the occasional false alarm. It’s frustrating that it’s not as polished as you’d like but there’s no real pressure, because it’s just a drill. Your staff seem to know what they are doing. You’re using a verbal reporting system and it works. Sort of. Some information is sketchy and you’re … Read More

Martin ReedAre you gambling with your evacuation?

Is TECH the answer? (Or, how my old VCR taught me to appreciate the simple things in life.)

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Where would we be without tech? We’d be lost. Imagine life without your mobile, email, google? But we are now so integrated with tech we’re in danger of turning to it first, always, as the solution to any problem. Here I argue for the peaceful coexistence of hi, low and no tech in an increasingly complicated world.  I remember when … Read More

Martin ReedIs TECH the answer? (Or, how my old VCR taught me to appreciate the simple things in life.)

Raising the profile of evacuation: getting inside people’s heads

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Think you know everything about your business & why people buy from you? Don’t be so sure. Your clients may have different ideas on what makes money well spent – ideas that could be staring you in the face. It’s always surprising, and perhaps a little unsettling, when you realise other people don’t see you the same way you see … Read More

Martin ReedRaising the profile of evacuation: getting inside people’s heads

Who wants to be a Fire Warden?

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How do you get people interested in fire safety? If the ‘dull’ stigma of H&S doesn’t put people off, the fear of responsibility usually will. Martin Reed, MD of TagEvac Emergency Evacuation Systems, offers some practical solutions. While demonstrating TagEvac up and down the country I get to meet many H&S, Risk and Facilities Managers. Talking through the challenges they face … Read More

Martin ReedWho wants to be a Fire Warden?