" " Fire escape routes must be kept clear at all times. Even if there are gaps around obstacles, during an emergency there may be smoke and people might be rushing, so it's important to make sure the area is tidy.
" " This extinguisher is in a visible, accessible place, but in an emergency the pulpit could be cumbersome to move, increasing time to access or even cause accidents. Access to fire extinguishers must never be restricted.
" " This blockage may only take a few seconds to remove, but every second is vital in the event of a fire. Access to fire extinguishers must never be restricted, and they should be sited in highly visible locations, not hidden in a corner.
" " This restriction of the fire exit width could be very dangerous if people are trying to push through this route in a panic, especially if there is also smoke. It would lead certainly to a fine if the fire brigade should visit.