EVAC+CHAIR A Big Screen Success With Odeon Group

EVAC+CHAIR A Big Screen Success With Odeon Group

The new cinema houses eight screens containing 1450 seats, with each auditorium having the ability to accommodate six wheelchairs. Evac+Chairs were installed to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) which affirms that public buildings must provide adequate egress facilities for all persons with disabilities when exiting a building.

Commenting on the use of Evac+Chairs Peter Alderman, Head of Construction for Odeon and UCI said, I estimate that we have used Evac+Chairs in up to 18 of our new build cinemas as we have found they meet our needs in respect of our strategy for the evacuation of disabled people from developments built at an upper level, which is increasingly the case.”

The stairway evacuation chairs provided by Evac+Chair provide a lightweight, quick and easy solution for assisting individuals out of a building in an emergency situation. The smooth, controlled operation due to the interface of specially modified V belts, allow one person to transport a person of up to 150kg down stairs or on the flat without the need for lifting or great physical strength.

Further information is available from Evac+Chair International on 0845 230 2253, email: pced@evacchair.co.uk or by visiting the company’s website at www.evacchair.co.uk