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Emergency Evacuation Chairs in the UK

In an emergency, it can be challenging for individuals with mobility challenges to promptly evacuate a multi-story building. An emergency evacuation chair is the best way to ensure the safe evacuation of all individuals in the case of an emergency.

Evacuscape is a leading provider of emergency evacuation chairs in the UK and is committed to providing individuals and properties with safe means for emergency evacuation. We designed our evacuation chairs with the needs of individuals with mobility challenges in mind to ensure their safety.

With the help of a stair evacuation chair from Evacuscape, all individuals will be able to make a smooth descent to ground level in an emergency situation.

Choose Evacuscape’s emergency stair chair as your property’s rescue tool of choice.

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Evacuscape’s Evacuation Stair Chair Models

Our evacuation stair chairs are reliable, high quality, and easy to use. An Evacuscape evacuation chair only requires the assistance of one individual and is user friendly. We offer two evacuation chair models in the UK to suit the varying needs of individuals and multi-story properties.

Evacuation Chair Model EC1
  • Lightweight design (12 kg/26.4lbs).
  • Exceptional weight capacity (180kg/400lbs).
  • Solid padded seat and solid back.
Evacuation Chair Model EC2
  • Evacuscape’s fail safe braking system
  • 5 point harness and head restraint strap.
  • Front carry handle

Who Can Use Emergency Evacuation Chairs?

Emergency evacuation chairs ensure that individuals with mobility challenges can safely and swiftly evacuate a stairway and descend to ground level in emergency situations.

There are a wide variety of individuals who will benefit from having access to an escape chair like an evacuation stair chair:

  • Seniors
  • Physically Disabled
  • Individuals with mobility tools
  • Injured Individuals
  • Pregnant Women

Emergency Evacuation Situations

Escape chairs can be used in any emergency where an individual with mobility challenges needs to descend to ground level as fast as possible. Situations in which an evacuation stair chair may be used include:

  • Natural Disasters
    (earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, etc.)
  • Extreme Weather Conditions
  • Power outage
  • Fire
  • Stairway Evacuation
  • Emergency drill
  • Explosion
  • Flooding
  • Gas leak
  • Viral outbreak
  • Impaired structural integrity
  • Physical threat

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an evacuation chair?

An evacuation chair is a stair chair that helps individuals efficiently and safely evacuate a staircase by transporting them from a top floor to ground level. Emergency evacuation stair chairs are also known as escape chairs as they are used to facilitate the safe escape of a building.

 

Why do I need an evacuation chair on my property?

Evacuation chairs make all the difference during an emergency as they help individuals with mobility limitations to reach the ground level safely and promptly to exit the premises.

When you equip your property with a stair evacuation chair, you are giving any individuals who reside in, visit, or frequent your property with a safe environment and peace of mind.

 

Where can you put an evacuation chair?

Evacuation chairs are most useful when they are stored nearby central emergency exits. You can also keep your evacuation stair chair at the designated refuge point on your property where individuals will wait for assistance or rescue in an emergency situation.

Swift access to this emergency tool helps properties prepare for the safe evacuation of all residents in the case of an emergency.

 

What properties can most benefit from evacuation chairs?

Any multi-story property, residential or commercial, will benefit from having access to an escape chair:

  • Apartments & Condominiums
  • Office buildings
  • Malls
  • Any multi-story commercial
    building or property
  • Homes with multiple stories
  • Hospitals & Care Homes
  • Assisted Living & Long Term
    Care Homes
  • Schools
  • Properties with
    stairs/stairways/staircases

Do all buildings legally require evacuation chairs?

There are various legislations in place in the UK regarding the responsibilities of properties to maintain safe emergency practices.

Although businesses and other commercial properties are not legally obligated to have an evacuation chair in the UK, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 does state that properties are legally responsible for providing safe means for those with mobility challenges to evacuate a premises.

Evacuation chairs are not specifically a legal requirement for businesses. Businesses are, however, required to have safety measures in place for evacuating those with reduced mobility. Evacuation stair chairs are a safe and reliable evacuation solution for multi-story properties.

It is also important to note that the UK’s Disability Discrimination Act 2005 and/or Equality Act 201 deems it illegal for a business to discriminate against an individual with a disability. Not providing safe means for individuals with a mobile disability to promptly vacate premises is both discriminatory and dangerous.

 

How does an evacuation chair work?

Every emergency evacuation chair works differently based on the model’s unique functions. Evacuscape offers emergency demonstration videos to display how to use our evacuation chair models.

 

Is there a weight limit for evacuation stair chairs?

Evacuscape’s stair chair boasts a weight capacity of 180kg/400llbs. That said, evacuation stair chairs have varying weight limits based on the chair’s reliability, its materials and construction, and the unique features of the model.

About Evacuscape

Every individual has the right to safety when faced with an emergency. Evacuscape is committed to helping all persons to safely evacuate their premises in the case of an emergency. We provide high quality, reliable stair chairs to facilitate this safety. We offer evacuation stair chairs in the UK, Europe, and across North America.

Our customer roster includes notable brands and associations not limited to Shoppers Home Health Care, Best Buy, Canadian Mental Health Association, Transport Canada, and Canada National Defence.

If your company is interested in distributing Evacuscape’s emergency evacuation chairs in the UK, fill out our online form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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