Random-rooms, based above the community library in East Cowes, have reassured customers that their escape rooms are safe.
This follows a tragic fire in an escape room in the city of Koszalin, Poland, in which five teenage girls were asphyxiated. Following the tragedy, the Polish government ordered the closure of thirteen escape room facilities on safety grounds. Of the 200 escape room complexes in the country, half were found to be a fire risk.
In “escape rooms” participants have to solve a series of puzzles in order to “escape”.
A spokesperson for Random-rooms, East Cowes, made the following series of statements: “Before opening we had a thorough fire safety survey undertaken of our building and then an independent fire expert review to look over our Fire Risk Assessment and check our facilities.
“We make daily checks that our fire exits are clear, routes to the fire exits are clear and that our alarm system is fully working.
“We never lock our escape rooms when there are persons inside so in the unlikely event of a fire customers are able to move to the fire exits quickly and easily.
“We have sufficient signage and escape routes have independent emergency lighting for illumination.
“We have never had any fire or safety issues at Random-rooms but we always remain vigilant and we want to reassure our customers in light of the recent tragedy that we take safety extreme seriously and will continue to set our fire safety policies to be of the highest standard possible.”