How many fire exits do I need on my site?
The number of fire exits that you need on your site in the UK will depend on a number of factors, including:
- The size and complexity of your site
- The nature of the activities that take place on your site
- The number of people who occupy or visit your site
- The level of risk associated with the activities that take place on your site
However, as a general rule of thumb, you should have at least two fire exits from every part of your site. These exits should be completely independent of each other and must have separate escape routes. This will ensure that there is always a route for people to evacuate the site in the event of a fire.
If you are unsure how many fire exits you need on your site, it is always best to consult with a qualified fire safety professional. They can conduct a risk assessment of your site and advise you on the appropriate number and type of fire exits.
Here are some additional tips for planning your fire exits:
- Make sure that all fire exits are clearly marked and easy to find.
- Keep all fire exits free of obstructions.
- Install fire doors on all fire exits. Fire doors can help to contain a fire and give people more time to evacuate.
- Test your fire alarms and fire doors regularly to make sure that they are working properly.
- Have a fire evacuation plan in place and make sure that all employees are familiar with it.
By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your site is safe in the event of a fire.
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