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?

Unilever select TagEvac®

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Unilever, one of the world’s largest and oldest multinational companies have ordered TagEvac® for their UK Global Headquarters in London. An iconic building, 100 Victoria Embankment has a tall, curving frontage which overlooks Blackfriars Bridge on the north bank of the River. We have worked with our client to produce an evacuation system which is both aesthetic, functional and simple … Read More

Martin ReedUnilever select TagEvac®

TagEvac® fizzes at Coca Cola

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Coca Cola Enterprises Ltd have placed an order for TagEvac® to be installed at their Edmonton plant in North London. Edmonton was established in 1974, has five manufacturing lines and produces 44.6 million cases each year. Edmonton was the first Coca‑Cola Enterprises (CCE) site in Great Britain to have blow fill technology installed ‑this is where the same machine blows the … Read More

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TagEvac® appears at the O2

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We are delighted that AEG worldwide have chosen TagEvac® as their evacuation management solution for the O2 Arena. Phase 1 of the project will initially use TagEvac® within the key AEG managed operational areas, where it can be tested before rolling it out for the rest of the site. The O2 is the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue and is recognised … Read More

Martin ReedTagEvac® appears at the O2

TagEvac® takes off at Gatwick

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We are excited to report that Gatwick Airport have adopted TagEvac® at their office location located above the South Terminal. Occupying 5 floors, ‘Destinations Place’ houses key operational staff. TagEvac® will be trialled at this location as Phase 1 of a possible future development in other areas where Evacuation is recognised as challenging.

Martin ReedTagEvac® takes off at Gatwick