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EVACUATION EQUIPMENT Why Do I Need Evacuation Equipment PRESENTED BY SPECTRUM HEALTHCARE (UK) LTD
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005• Where does the order apply?• The order applies to virtually all premises and covers nearly• every type of building, structure and open space.• offices and shops;• premises that provide care, including care homes and hospitals community halls, places of worship and other• community premises• the shared areas of properties several• households live in (housing laws may also apply);• pubs, clubs and restaurants;• schools and sports centres;• tents and marquees;• hotels and hostels• factories and warehouses.
What are the main rules under the order?• carry out a fire-risk assessment identifying any possible dangers and risks• consider who may be especially at risk : staff – visitors – service users• get rid of or reduce the risk of fire as far as possible• precautions to deal with any possible risk left;• take other measures to make sure there is protection if• flammable or explosive materials are used or stored;• create a plan to deal with any emergency and, in most cases, keep a record of your findings; and review your findings when necessary
Who is responsible for meeting the order?• Under the order, anyone who has control of premises or anyone• who has a degree of control over certain areas or systems may• be a ‘responsible person’.
What Equipment is Available Most will think of EVACUATION CHAIRS
OR WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? • Evacuation (Ski) Sheets • Evacuation (Ski) Pads • Evacuation Straps • AlbacMats • ResQmats • Rescue Baskets • Bariatric EvacMat
EVACUATION (SKI) SHEETS• Attached to underside of mattress• Cross belts & pulling handles under mattress• Belts secured and patient/resident moved from bed on mattress• Mattress pulled by carers to safety• Used for vertical as well as horizontal evacuation
EVACUATION (SKI) PADS• The Ski Pad usually where mattress evacuation is not an option due to narrow corridors or staircases.• It has adjustable cross-straps, two or three and high quality buckles.• There are pockets at either end to enable the feet of the patient to be enclosed, where a vertical evacuation may be required.
ALBACMATS• Recent innovation from Australia• Used in many different sectors – hospitals , care homes , trains, aircraft, pubs, hotels & office blocks• Less expensive than Evacuation (Ski) Pads• Less well padded than Evacuation (Ski) Pads• Small and easy to store – “handbag size”
EvacMat Bariatric EvacuationThe Bariatric EvacMat is designed to assist emergencyservices personnel or designated moving andhandling staff to evacuate bariatric patients or peoplefrom a location such as a hospital ward or otherpublic or private buildings in the event of anemergency.
Has any of this type of equipment been used in a real emergency Yes ROYAL MARSDEN HOSPITAL
The Royal Marsden Fire 2008Risk – likelihood is low,Severity – could be catastrophic.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital Started in a shop in entrance foyer, in a vending machineJune 2011
Leicester Royal Infirmary Fire• More than 100 patients had to be evacuated after fire broke out at Leicester Royal Infirmary on 7th May 2011,• Five wards had to be cleared and the area suffered extensive damage in the fire,• One patient was said to have been slightly injured in the incident after flames were seen in Ward 8 of the Balmoral building,• Leicestershire Police have charged a patient with arson with intent to endanger life.May 2011
ROSEPARK CARE HOME FIRE 31ST JANUARY 2004Gateway Reviews, Estates & Facilities Division Lessons from Fatal Accident Inquiry Report 14 Residents Died A fire at Rosepark care home in Lanarkshire, which killed 14 people, could have been prevented, an inquiry has found. Fire safety plans have been described as "systematically and seriously defective".
Reflection• With the correct planning – training and equipment.• A safe evacuation is possible