Evacuation of occupants in hospitals and nursing homes caught public interest.

Fire safety in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes is an especially sensitive subject. While the allowed building materials all have to be flame retardant and non-flammable, at the same time there is a large amount of all kinds of materials such as textiles, clothes, packaging material, electric devices, garbage, technical gases and often undefinable materials that can easily cause or accelerate fires. All the necessary information can be obtained from the risk assessment.

A quick and easy evacuation through unfamiliar egress routes has to be ensured. Therefore, the assessment of the egress routes is an important part in planning. Especially in older hospitals where structures developed over decades the egress routes often do not comply with the current requirements