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For almost 20 years, Means of Escape/Egress has hosted the exchange of knowledge and stories between the ‘responsible persons’ of the: fire, health, safety, emergency, and disaster management community.

In this time, we have made our mark as a portal for ‘internationally recognised standards’; ‘good or best practice’. We collaborate with: architects, firefighters, safety officers, risk assessors, and many more. In turn, bringing quality: guidance, news, training guides, events, newsletters, products and suppliers, to our audience of 15,000 industry professionals.

We are a trustworthy source for guidance, working with professionals to advise our audience on how best to navigate our industry, as standards for compliance evolve.

As a beacon for #lifesafety news; we feature a mixture of your thought provoking stories, legislation updates and product releases, all in the name of keeping our 14,000 monthly visitors up to date with the most pertinent information.

A collective of industry specialists have provided us with various training guides to give our visitors, step by step instructions of meanings of fire safety signs, fire evacuation drills, buying portable extinguishers, and training a responsible person to name a few topics.

Means of Escape/Egress arranges events, and promotes quality collaborative training or networking for your company.

We release a monthly newsletter to send updates straight to over 5,000 subscribers.

From our popular 'Fire Safety Audit Guide', to our 'Evacuation ‘A’ Boards' we have a selection of products of standard that are backed by customer reviews.

Our Supplier directory features hundreds of verified companies with credible products and services that our visitors can rely on.

For more information on the advertising opportunities, Means of Escape/Egress can provide for you, please click here  to view our Media Pack.

Our pursuit of exploring the scope of the term ‘means of escape’ underpins all that we do. With your help, we are constantly building on the definitions found in the Approved Document B (1985) which states that the term means moving, “…from the building to a place of safety outside the building” whilst at risk, and the Regulatory Reform Order (2005) which describes ensuring that, “…routes to emergency exits from premises and the exits themselves are kept clear at all times” as the meaning.

Our content proves time and time again that #lifesafety ultimately depends on the ‘means of escape’, despite: communication, prevention, confinement, suppression, and contingency planning before and during an emergency. Do you have quality safety signs that can guide you towards the means of escape, even after loss of power? Once you get there, has the means of escape been maintained to ensure that it is obstruction free? What part does lack of public training, knowledge and confidence have on loss of life?

Our ultimate mission is to work with our community to flesh out issues and come up with solutions together to keep the worlds’ building, vessel and aircraft occupants with an accessible ‘means of escape’.

 

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  1. Evac+Chair International stars in Science Museum exhibition

        The exhibition runs until 9 September and demonstrates the very best of British manufacturing.   

  2. Alan Cox Discusses Planning for Hotel Fire Safety, Sponsored by FireCad

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    Wrightstyle , based in the UK, supplies specialist steel and aluminium glazing systems worldwide.  Jane Embury, the company’s marketing director, looks at evacuation planning for today’s  high-rise buildings. 

  4. Glass company calls for better education and enforcement

    Tim Kempster is managing director of Wrightstyle, the advanced glazing system supplier.  Following a scandalous case in Northern Ireland, he wants to see greater understanding of fire-resistant glazing in the building...

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    Promoting awareness of the critical role of fire doors in high rise buildings, houses of multiple occupancy and other types of shared accommodation will be the focus of this year’s Fire Door Safety Week .

  6. Education key to passive fire protection improvements says ASFP

    The vital role of passive fire protection in protecting both building occupants and firefighters was emphasised by speakers at the Association for Specialist Fire Protection’s Annual General Meeting, held at the Cabinet War...

  7. Ensuring Fire Safety via Fire Protection Asset Management

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    I had the pleasure of attending the Building Services Summit at the British Library late last year, and it got me pondering.

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  10. Fire Sector Federation calls for fire safety improvements following Westminster debate

    The Fire Sector Federation is calling for improvements in fire safety maintenance and management to be prioritised by Government following a debate on fire safety in Westminster Hall (Houses of Parliament) on 3 March.

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