Prepare for a safe emergency evacuation with Evacuscape’s evacuation chair. Evacuscape’s evacuation chair models provide a safe evacuation solution for individuals who have mobility challenges. These stair chairs require the assistance of only one other person.
Emergency evacuation stair chairs, also known as escape chairs, serve an essential function in an emergency. A quality and reliable stairway evacuation chair will ensure the safe evacuation and rescue of people with mobility challenges in emergencies.
During an emergency, elevators in multi-story buildings are unsafe to use. This leaves the stairs as the safest means of evacuation.
Prompt descent of stairs in an emergency is difficult for people who are unable (or not comfortable enough) to evacuate through the stairway. As such, those with mobility challenges require the assistance of a stair chair for smooth stairway descent to ground level.
Be sure to equip your property with an evacuation transit chair to transport individuals with mobility challenges safely from the top floor of a building to ground level. Strategically placing emergency evacuation chairs throughout a building contributes to an equal and safe environment for everyone and is an essential step to take preparation of an emergency.
Evacuscape’s evacuation stair chair is a reputable rescue tool available in North America as well as the UK and Europe.
- Lightweight design (12 kg/26.4lbs).
- Exceptional weight capacity (180kg/400lbs).
- Solid padded seat and solid back.
- Evacuscape’s fail safe braking system
- 5 point harness and head restraint strap.
- Front carry handle
Reduced mobility is common with aging. According to Statistics Canada, seniors are estimated to make up 28% of the Canadian population by 2056. The reality is that 33% of seniors aged 65 and older experience a mobility-related disability. In addition, 44% of those aged 74 and older experience mobility challenges.
According to the United States Census Bureau, 40% of those over 65 in the US experience a disability, with 26% experiencing mobility difficulty. Seniors must be able to safely evacuate any property in the case of an emergency, which is why stair chairs are an essential rescue tool for public multi-level properties.
There are physical exceptionalities experienced by people of all ages that can impact an individual’s mobility. Common mobility impairments include cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. A transit chair is a safe and secure solution to ensure the safe evacuation of any individual with a mobile disability.
Evacuation chairs are often necessary for aiding those with temporary mobility challenges as those sustaining a foot, leg, or knee injury will often have issues walking or moving quickly in the case of an emergency. It is essential to have an evacuation stair chair on hand to help injured individuals safely evacuate a building or property.
When a woman is pregnant, their body produces relaxin. This is a hormone that is believed to prepare a woman’s body for birth. That said, this hormone also loosens the body’s ligaments, which makes pregnant women more at risk for injury due to reduced stability.
The weight carried by pregnant women hinders their mobility and ability to quickly and safely descend stairs, especially in the case of an emergency. Fortunately, you can use our escape chair to safely evacuate pregnant women in emergency situations.
Individuals with Mobility Tools
Permanent or temporary mobility disabilities can often be indicated by the use of a mobility tool such as a wheelchair, walker, cast, or crutches. If a person is equipped with a mobility tool, they will require the assistance of an escape chair to safely and swiftly descend any stairs in the case of an emergency evacuation.