Evacuation Chairs for the Mobility Impaired

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Evacuation Chairs

Tracked Evacuation Chairs are designed to enable the safe and comfortable evacuation of mobility impaired people in the event of an emergency, such as a fire. A person may be unable to evacuate their self from a building due to disability, an injury, mental health, pregnancy or other medical conditions. Our evacuation chairs are designed for easy-of-use on stairways and fire escapes, as well as along flat surfaces.

An escape chair or evacuation chair is a device manufactured for the smooth descent of stairways in the event of an emergency. The Evac Chair was invented in the United States in 1982. The single-user operation device does not require heavy lifting to evacuate a person.

Evac+Chair is a universal evacuation solution for smooth stairway descent during an emergency situation without the need of great physical strength or lifting.  In the event of an emergency such as an earthquake or a fire, lifts should not be used in multi-storey buildings, therefore the mobility impaired; people with a disability or who are injured may become trapped. Our evacuation chair is the perfect solution; it is a light weight and easy to use device which glides effortlessly down stairways to assist with the quick and safe removal of people who are mobility impaired in the event of an emergency evacuation.

Evacuation Chairs

The Evac+Chair is wall mounted and folds away discreetly making it the perfect solution to ensure your business is compliant with the latest health & safety and fire safety regulations. Evac+Chair is fully equipped to provide the best training and equipment needed by large scale buildings and venues in the event of an emergency egress, stairway evacuation, building evacuation or fire evacuation situation. In order to meet fire and safety regulations, it is important for all large scale buildings to provide adequate evacuation products for those that should need them.

There is a common misunderstanding that it is the responsibility of the emergency services to ensure everyone evacuates from a building safely, it is not! In the UK and many other counties there is a legal requirement for employers, service providers and building owners to ensure the safe evacuation of mobility impaired persons in the event of an emergency. Anyone permitted into a building must be safely evacuated in the event of an emergency without the dependence of the emergency services.

WHO CAN USE AN EVACUATION CHAIR?

Correctly used, an evacuation chair only involves a minimal amount of manual handling. Any person who is normally fit and active can use a chair if they have been trained. You may already be part of your building fire evacuation team acting as a fire warden or door warden but this is not a pre-requisite for attendance. Alternatively you may be a first aider or you may be a colleague of a known disabled member of staff or a tutor of a disabled student.

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