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 are 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.
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.
Our range of evacuation chairs includes:
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