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Evacuation Chair Training - Do I need it?
So it’s not the Fire Brigade’s responsibility to evacuate disabled people from my building! – The myth dispelled
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the employer has to ensure that all emergency routes and exits must lead as directly as possible to a place of safety. This place of safety is a safe area beyond the premises.
“Can I leave the disabled person in the refuge point for them to wait to be rescued by the Fire Service ?”
The simple answer to that question is No.
The fire service should not form any part of your evacuation strategy. You should ensure that you are able to get the disabled person to a place of safety.