Visit the EEA and FPA at the Safety and Health Event FPA on stand H10

FPA launches Emergency Evacuation Association

17 March 2016

 The Fire Protection Association (FPA), the UK’s national fire safety organisation, will be launching a new membership body to represent the emergency evacuation sector at The Health & Safety Event on 22-24 March in Birmingham.

The Fire Protection Association (FPA), the UK’s national fire safety organisation, will be launching a new membership body to represent the emergency evacuation sector at The Health & Safety Event on 22-24 March in Birmingham.

H&S Event

The Emergency Evacuation Association (EEA) has been created in collaboration with Evac+Chair and will offer members publications, guidance and advice to safeguard the interests of organisations from all sectors and industries that have an interest or responsibility in emergency evacuation. EEA will provide a unified voice for the sector and aims to follow the FPA’s lead by lobbying for improved safety standards. A starting point for EEA will be to lobby for standards to be introduced for evacuation products, a sector which is currently unregulated.

FPA marketing manager Jimmy Phillips said: “We are excited to be launching the EEA as we’ve been approached by many people telling us there’s a huge interest in having a unified voice for the emergency evacuation sector. We’re delighted to be able to provide the industry with a one-stop-shop for best practice, guidance and lobbying.”

Evac+Chair sales and marketing director Mark Roberts added: “EEA has been launched to ensure there is real input to help shape and form the direction of evacuation for its members and its future with knowledgeable advice, to unite companies and organisations from all sectors and industries. It is no longer just fires that can be a potential threat to the lives of visitors, staff or residents, and routines can be disrupted with little or no warning by other disastrous events; it is therefore essential that evacuation is at the forefront of people’s minds.

“The Fire Protection Association draws attention to the dangers of fire and the means by which their potential for loss is kept to a minimum, which makes them the perfect partner for the EEA. They have an unrivalled reputation for quality of work and expertise in all aspects of fire including research, consultancy, training, membership, publications, risk surveying and auditing and maintain the very highest standards of fire safety management.”

For more information visit the FPA on stand H10.

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