It is a legal requirement that all new non-domestic buildings with more than one storey provide ‘refuge’ areas for occupants that may need help during the evacuation of a building. People that might use this facility include the physically impaired, wheelchair users, pregnant women, or anyone that requires assistance in exiting a building or area to safety.
Using a disabled refuge unit, the person waiting for assistance is able to speak directly with personnel in control of the evacuation. This can provide reassurance, keep the person updated with the situation and confirm that help is on its way.
Midland Fire have been providing disabled refuge systems to landlords and business owners for over 15 years. We have experience working with schools, universities, hotels and other public buildings to ensure the safe evacuation of occupants with additional needs. So whether you are a landlord or business owner we have the expertise to provide the right system to suit your building’s refuge area.