Proper Preparation Prevents Accidental Injury & Loss of Life.
HEALTHCARE FACILITY SAFETY MANAGEMENT
Building Maps has created fire evacuation maps for every type of healthcare facility and understands the importance of preparing these structures for any emergency. Healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. not only house our sick, they are often a ‘shelter-in-place’ for large-scale emergencies. Meaning, that their maps must be easy to follow for evacuating and impeding traffic. These maps also need to easily guide security, law enforcement, EMS, and visiting civilians to their destination.
Whether the medical facility is a hospital, nursing home, doctor’s office or clinic, creating an emergency map with staff, civilians, and patients in mind is a must. Routes need to be efficient so the ill or injured can evacuate or find a secure location, or those who arrive to help can easily locate and move them.
WORKER AND PATIENT SAFETY
No matter the type, Medical Facilities are often large, multi-level structures with a populace that outnumbers the staff. They are also often publicly open buildings with pass-through traffic, filled with potentially dangerous equipment. Of course, equipment and people never unnecessarily cross paths, but in the event of a fire or security event, a wrong turn could lead to a fatal injury. Having a clear building evacuation map, that is easily found and understood, can turn a confusingly rushed route into an easy and safe path.
The U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated average of 5,750 structure fires in healthcare properties per year, which result in 2 deaths and 157 civilian injuries. All could potentially be avoided with proper planning and accurately crafted fire evacuation maps.
WHY WORK WITH BUILDING MAPS?
Building Maps is NFPA certified and has experience in creating fire escape routes and evacuation maps for every type of healthcare facility. Our team not only understands that evacuation routes need to navigate people through complex building structures, but that emergency and medical personnel need to use the maps to locate patients who are in need of help.
Update your fire evacuation maps with Building Maps today, and we will make the change quickly and easily. Create a lasting partnership and gain peace of mind, preparing your facility for a fire evacuation, security breach, and any other emergency event.