Practice evacuation at George Yard shopping centre

Practice evacuation at George Yard shopping centre

Practice evacuation at George Yard shopping centre

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Shoppers at George Yard, Braintree, had to abandon their unpaid for goods and leave the shopping centre today during a practice evacuation.  

George Yard manager Brenda Baker said: "It was just a practice evacuation, we do it every year.

"We are obliged to have a fire drill every now and then and that's what we were doing.

"We did it in 10 minutes which was the fastest we have ever done it.

"We picked a quiet day and a fairly quiet time to do it to minimise the inconvenience to everybody."

The drill took place at 3 pm and the centre was reopened shortly after.

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7:53am Wed 16 Jul 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Minimisation of customer inconvenience should not have taken precedence over the chance to identify problems that might possibly occur with a normal or extra busy footfall.

Very poor management approach.

(Shades of Hillsborough? - God forbid!)
Minimisation of customer inconvenience should not have taken precedence over the chance to identify problems that might possibly occur with a normal or extra busy footfall. Very poor management approach. (Shades of Hillsborough? - God forbid!) OMPITA [Intl]
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