NevPlatini wrote:With regards to Health and Safety at work act NO means of emergengy escapr should be blocked or hindered. I have offered to help several times with regards to things like this but never been taken up kn the offer. FOC of course
Absolutely true. I have been to various places (clubs, factories, etc.) where if they do use padlocks etc to secure premises then they have to display them on a labelled board with hooks before they are allowed to open. The modern way of securing fire exits is with magnetic locks which automatically realease if the fire alarm goes off but can also be released by a key switch or from a central control point.
In either case all fire routes should be checked for security or obstructions prior to letting staff/ members of the public into the premises.