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Evacuation Chairs

Evacuation Chairs, also known as Escape Chairs, make it possible to transport people with mobility impairments up and down staircases in a safe and secure manner. Our range contains a selection of transit chairs including evacuation chairs and wheelchairs for all situations. - Click to learn more about Evacuation Chairs

More information about Evacuation Chairs

What are Evacuation Chairs?

Evacuation chairs, also called Escape Chairs, combine features of stretchers and wheelchairs to quickly move people with disabilities up and down staircases in the event of an emergency.

Their clever design enables smooth descent and is normally able to be operated by a lone person. Whilst the laws in the UK do not specifically mention Escape or Evacuation chairs, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 says that every person is to have a safe entrance in and out of a building. Also, the Regulatory Reform for Fire Safety in 2005 states that business owners have a legal duty to ensure the safety of all people who are on their premises.

If people with disabilities work at or visit your premises, then Evacuation chairs are definitely something to consider.

What are the benefits of using an Evacuation Chair?

The casualty/mobility impaired person sits on the evacuation chair and is securely strapped in. The evacuation chair can then be pushed, pulled, lifted, or slid depending on the requirements of the route out of the building, providing a safe and secure method of transportation.

Which Evacuation Chair models are in the First Mats range?

Our range of evacuation chairs includes:

  • Evacuation chairs that allow for easy and smooth transition downstairs
  • Evacuation chairs that can be lifted to allow for going upstairs or negotiating obstacles
  • Foldable wheelchairs designed for ground floor use
  • Super-compact wall-bracket stored foldable evacuation chairs are ideal for use in public areas like shopping centres, leisure complexes and hotels.

Why buy an Evacuation Chair from First Mats?

At First Mats, we are very proud of our 4.8 out of 5 rating on TrustPilot and greatly appreciate the consistently excellent feedback from our customers.

Our aim is to provide goods of the highest quality at competitive prices, whether within our range of evacuation chairs or any of our other great product lines. If you have any questions, queries, or comments about an evacuation chair or any other product, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members, who will be happy to help.

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