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How to improve life safety in care homes

by Andy Clutton

Over the last twelve months, the country has watched COVID-19 tear through care homes and leave devastation in its wake. With the sector experiencing the first major escalation in fatalities due to the close knit and closed off nature of homes, the importance of protecting society’s most vulnerable has been thrust firmly to the top of the nation’s agenda.

As well as the threat of the virus though, care home residents still face the risks they did pre-pandemic from a variety of other factors, including fire. And when it comes to making, installing, maintaining and supplying life safety technology, the care home environment presents a range of unique challenges.

Earlier this year, Hochiki Europe hosted a roundtable made up of industry experts focused on the requirements and opportunities around life safety in care homes. The virtual conversation explored how the people responsible for keeping residents and care givers safe can work together, sharing knowledge and ideas to improve standards and best practice.

The Panel

  • Paul Adams, Marketing Manager, Hochiki Europe (Chair)
  • Martin Green, Regional Sales Manager, Hochiki Europe
  • Ian Hill, Emergency Lighting Manager, Hochiki Europe
  • Andy Hollingshead, Health and Safety Manager, Barchester Healthcare & Vice Chair NASHiCS
  • Simon Titley, National Account Manager – Healthcare, Churches Fire & Security
  • Ian Watts, Business Development Manager, Llumarlite Lighting Solutions

Watch the panel discussion here

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