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Evacuation of employees
Domain: Health and safety at work => Protective measures
Grammatical category
Noun phrase
Grammar notes
Act of moving or removing from a place of danger in case of fire or other emergency.

Employer's duties Every employer shall 1) establish and where necessary give effect to appropriate procedures to be followed in the event of serious and imminent danger to persons at work in his undertaking;
2) nominate a sufficient number of competent persons to implement those procedures insofar as they relate to the evacuation from premises of persons at work in his undertaking;
3) ensure that none of his employees has access to any area occupied by him to which it is necessary to restrict access on grounds of health and safety unless the employee concerned has received adequate health and safety instruction.
Definition source
Jones 2003; adapted from BS4422-6: 1998 Glossary of terms associated with fire – Part 6: Evacuation and means of escape; and Reg. 8 of The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992
European legislation
Directive 89/391/EEC
British legislation
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992
Related terms
Concept diagram
= Evacuation du personnel