Evacuation for Healthcare
As the nominated responsible professional for emergency preparedness in a healthcare facility, you will face some unique challenges, should the people in your hospital, care home or medical centre need evacuating. Many patients and visitors will have physical impairments that prevent them from evacuating the building safely, and it is your responsibility to cater to their mobility restrictions.
Patients in wheelchairs, the elderly and pregnant women are just a few of the type of patients who will need assistance during an evacuation. So, you must have solid emergency plans and enough evacuation equipment in place to ensure that every person can vacate the premises and get to a safe refuge point.
Escape Mobility offers advice to emergency planners at a wide range of healthcare facilities. Here, you can find helpful advice on specific challenges for the evacuation of different types of healthcare facilities.
Please click on the links below to find out more about our emergency planning services, such as evacuation product installation, evacuation product training and evacuation product servicing in the following medical buildings:
- Evacuation in Healthcare - (PDF)