Inspecting Exits and Exit Aisles

You can see the problem here, right?  This is a common problem in warehouses, mercantile stores and the “big box” stores, especially the large do-it-yourself stores.  We have to make sure that these lanes are not ‘permanently’ blocked.  The exception is if they are using the lift to move merchandise to or from high shelves, in that case, the aisle is temporarily blocked for the consumer’s protection.  We just need to make sure that the staff understands the importance of opening it up as soon as possible.  Keep safe out there and be diligent in doing these inspections.  Remember, they are as much for you, the firefighter, as much as the patron.

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