Evacuation Seminar at University of Leicester’s Stamford Court
TagEvac held their fourth Evacuation Seminar at University of Leicester’s Stamford Court. Despite difficult weather conditions over 100 delegates attended including some overseas visitors. The event brought together professionals from a wide range of organisations to better understand how they can meet their evacuation needs.
The opening address was given by Neale Goff, newly appointed Health & Safety Director for the University. He set out the clarity of expectation for a large organisation and the focus on getting things right. A number of speakers gave insight into their specialisations with some thought-provoking solutions to enhance building safety and safe evacuation. None more so than the fascinating presentation by Romain Hourqueig of Studio Fahrenheit in Paris showing us why the use of dedicated lifts in Emergency Evacuation makes sense and why we should challenge default commonplace thinking.
The day also gave an excellent opportunity for the delegates to network and spend time with the exhibitors.
We received excellent feedback for the event, including a comment from Ben Salmen from HME Ltd (thank you Ben!):
‘Organisation, venue and catering were all excellent. A very warm welcome on arrival. A great day. Thank you!’
Next Seminar – register your interest
01. Reassessing your Evacuation needs - Chris Whitting, TagEvac02. The role of intelligent Fire Suppression - Tony Hanley, FirePro03. Fire doors, a Key Evacuation Component - Andrew Thompson, Gerda04. The Importance of Fire and Smoke Seals - Sarah Lewis, Lorient UK05. Best Practice in Passive Fire Protection - Niall Rowan, ASFP06. The obvious choice for Evacuation in High Rise Buildings, Lifts! - Romain Hourqueig, Studio Fahrenheit07. Ensuring Fire Compliance in Buildings - Alan Oliver, Golden Thread Fire08. Fire Detection & Alarms A safe evacuation solution - Kevin Cooper, Honeywell Gent09. Fire Stopping Systems - Tim Barker, FSI10. Evacuating The Deaf & Hard Of Hearing - Pete Davies, Fireco
Adopting TagEvac has simplified and speeded up the reporting process. I gave my fire wardens 5 minutes training on how to use the system and they got it straight away!
TagEvac have provided us with a way we could capture information at our Central Control Point so we can see the evacuation in real time at one place. I am happy with the product, service and attention to our specific requirements.
For a multi-storey building with multiple occupants, I can see that the system is of significant benefit to the University in being able to keep track of which areas have been effectively “cleared” by the fire wardens (and, perhaps more importantly, which ones haven’t).
Throughout the process we have worked very closely with TagEvac and have come up with an ideal solution….the Fire Brigade were certainly very impressed and expressed their views that TagEvac is a very good product.
We believe that the TAGEVAC® system provides the Academy with a professional, comprehensive and effective solution… We are very happy with the solution and the support we received from start to finish.