“Nearly half of employees has never evacuation practiced’

“Nearly half of employees has never evacuation practiced’

About 45 percent of the Dutch population has never seen a clearance practiced at the work, reads the conclusion of a survey conducted among thousands of employees.

Of the respondents to the survey said 15 percent on his or her workplace no ontruimingsplan and 18 percent do not know whether such a plan there is.

These results would mean that a lot of companies the Act non-compliance, which stipulates that produce a clearance plan should be, and that one at least once a year should exercise.

“It should not in theory continue. In an emergency, you go often on auto-pilot. Then you can better be well trained,” says operational director Jan Piet van Dijk of Manutan, a bedrijfsartikelenleverancier the survey with research firm NovioData ran.

Other results from the survey are that approximately one-third of employees do not know where the fire extinguisher hangs. The same goes for the first aid kit. The current legislation states that both the tools located in the vicinity of workers.

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