Jean Hewitt Consulting
Tel: 01707 251 246
& safe environments
Jean provides a range of support services on critical compliance areas, including fire risk and general health and safety.
All organisations need to specifically address emergency evacuation or egress arrangements for disabled persons. The Fire Safety Order makes it very clear that all emergency plans must take account of disabled people and states: "a lack of resources is not an excuse for failing to provide this duty of care". Many facilities managers are, however, confused by the complexities that can arise in evacuating disabled people, and welcome an external adviser in developing robust and safe systems.
Jean has taken a keen interest in fire egress strategies for many years and, following accreditation as a fire risk assessor in 2006, she embarked on post-graduate research targeting carry down situations. This research was successfully completed in the autumn of 2009. Jean uses the experience and knowledge gained to enhance her training delivery and provide an extended range of support to clients to ensure people with physical, sensory or cognitive impairments are able to leave the building as easily and independently as possible.
All reviews take into account the following legislation and technical guides:
These reviews are usually tailored to individuals who have additional access requirements. The assessment embraces arrival and departure from the workplace, together with an assessment of everyday activities. Often this involves a review of the immediate workspace such as a desk with computer, printers etc., as well as meeting rooms, ancillary and refreshment locations and travel routes in between. The review is completed with a personal emergency evacuation plan to ensure that the individual can leave the building safely in event of an emergency.
Alternative formats are available
Telephone or text 07850 111 955
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Jean is based in Hertfordshire, but has clients throughout the UK.
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