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Ten to twenty percent, catering not fire safe

Ten to twenty percent, catering not fire safe

About 10 to 20 percent of the restaurants in our country is not fireproof. According to Charles Meijer of the Fire brigade the Netherlands it is particularly important to newcomers and repeat offenders, ” he said Thursday morning at BNR.

After the fire in café ‘t Hemeltje in Volendam, this year sixteen years ago, there is, according to him, is much improved. The fire broke out by the christmas decorations and in the years thereafter, this strictly controlled. “At first it was 80 percent is not in order, then, was it that 80 percent, however, was in order,” says Meijer.

To the cafes, restaurants and clubs where it is not fireproof, is missing, it is mainly a good indication of the escape routes, the escape route is blocked or the doors improperly locked. The culprits are, according to him, especially new restaurants and pubs, whose owners do not know how it works and entrepreneurs who continue to persevere and tables for the emergency exit.

Meijer calls it a “long-term project” to all business safe. The fire brigade does also appeal to visitors. “Look around you. If you see that the green signs are not lit, talk to the contractor on it.”

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