Circulation Routes Safety in Reading
Managing Safely in Reading and Berkshire
Your premises must be able to be accessible to anyone, this means able bodied and disabled people, this doesn’t just mean the outside of your building, this means that every part of your building must be able to accommodate anyone. This means that you must consider the circulation routes of your building or premises.
When you are considering the circulation routes you must think about what people will have to negotiate once they are on your premises or in your building, once they are on site it is your responsibility to ensure their safety until they leave site, this goes for every day staff, workman, business associates, member of the public if you are a retail business, anyone who has access to your premises must be kept safe while they are on site.
Here are some examples of things to consider;
- Do doors open into corridors?
- Are corridors wide enough and are they free from obstruction?
- Are corridors well lit? Are they level?
- Are door easy to open and close?
- Are the doors wide enough?
- Do the doors have vision panels in them?
- Is the colour scheme in the building a help or hindrance to visitors?
- Are the stairs and handrails appropriate?
- Are the lifts big enough, easy to use and are all buttons and controls adequate?
These are all just examples of what is best to consider, this list is not all you have to consider, there are a lot more thing that you must consider in order to make sure that your building or premises is adequate for any visitors or staff that you may have.
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