Do you have evacuation measures in place?
It isn’t enough to simply install escape route signs and emergency lighting, you need to have a proper plan of how to effectively evacuate the building in case of emergency.
A fire risk assessment will help identify any ‘pinch-points’ of your building and will allow you to plan to avoid any risky routes. This is particularly effective when considering anyone with disabilities that may need additional assistance to evacuate.
Regular fire drills not only help the staff gain confidence in how to safely leave the building but it also helps identify any new obstacles that may have been created. For example, has there been any office layout changes, or perhaps there are plants that have grown that could possibly obscure signage. It is better to find out in a drill than the real event!