Wheelchair users usually have trouble vacating from any floor other than an available ground floor level.
Expectations should never be made about the capabilities of wheelchair users and any member of the public using a wheelchair should be asked about the simplest process of evacuation for them, should it be needed.
The capability of evacuating within a short period may not be feasible for some wheelchair users and in this case evacuation chairs may be required.
Many people will be able to accomplish stairs and be able to walk extended distances particularly if short break periods are built into the evacuation process. Those who can, may favour shuffling or sliding down the stairs after the bulk of other members of the public have left.
If horizontal egress or the use of a lift are not viable options, disabled people should be transported down (or up) the staircases in Evacuation chairs.
It’s also vital to remember that timing problems and possible obstacles in escape paths for others are major things to consider and thwart when using these Evacuation chairs.
Evac Chairs are a widespread evacuation solution for efficient stairway descent during an crisis situation without the requirement of much strength or lifting to use.
In the event of an emergency which affects a building, lifts should not be operated in multi-storey structures, as the mobility reduced or those who are hurt may become trapped. Our range of Evacuation Chairs are the ideal solution to this problem as it’s a lightweight and user-friendly tool which glides smoothly down stairways to help with the quick and safe ejection of people in the event of an emergency evacuation.
Most of our Evac Chairs are wall mounted and they also fold away unobtrusively, making it the textbook solution to ensure your establishment is in compliance with the up-to-the-minute health, safety, and fire regulations.
In order to meet fire and safety regulations, remember that it’s vital for all large scale structures to offer acceptable evacuation products for those in need of them if this crisis happen.
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