n Risk Management - Government sets example in safe evacuation : occupational health and hygiene

Volume 2, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1817-6585


Extracted from text ... 22 Risk Management OCTOBER 2006 O C C U P A T I O N A L H E A L T H Government has committed itself to providing a safe means of evacuation from multi-storey buildings for employees or visitors with physical disabilities, injuries or the medical inability to walk down stairs. During emergencies, lifts should not be used and the only way out of the building is down the stairs. Even where special 'fi reman's lifts' are installed, the relevant SANS standard specifi es that the planned evacuation routes for people with disabilities should be down the ..

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