New Evac Chair Model Suitable for Heavier Weights
In the event of an emergency, ensuring you are fully prepared with an evacuation plan will reduce the likelihood on an accident and prepare you for any eventuality. When evacuating a building, it is advised that lifts should not be used therefore the stairs is the safest option, however for mobility-impaired people unfortunately this is not as easy and an alternative method is required.
Birmingham based Evac+Chair International has been established over 20 years and is the world’s leading supplier and original manufacturer of evacuation chairs. The chairs are designed to accommodate disabled or mobility impaired people, allowing them to descend a staircase(s) in an emergency situation without the need of great physical strength or lifting. They have become a leading specialist in emergency evacuation, ensuring their customers comply fully with health and safety regulations, this can range from providing products, advising on the legalities that surround evacuation planning and deployment to specific training and regular maintenance.
The latest 500 model has the capacity to hold an individual weighing 228kgs and is suitable for transporting heavier weights. The new design features includes the smooth transportation on steep inclines of 45 essentially reducing the strain on the operators during use. The lightweight frame has generated additional savings to accommodate supplementary features such as a footrest, which can also be used as a support handle when the chair is being used in a two-person operation and foldaway handles for extra support. The width of the frame has also increased and padded patient restraint straps added allowing any individual below the specified weight to be safely transported with ease.
Evac+Chair provide comprehensive training and education to ensure the effective use of its products, installing confidence and safety to disabled or mobility impaired users and those assisting. Each training session is tailored to suit a specific range of risks that are highlighted by each customer. An employee who receives the Evac+Chair Key Trainer Masterclass © training can then competently train other employees within the workplace; this is a cost effective method of training staff on large or multi-site operations.
Mark Roberts, Sales Director at Evac+Chair International, said:
“In any typical workplace you will find a workforce of all shapes and sizes and in time when streamlining is essential for business success, it isn’t cost effective to have three types of chair.
The Evac+Chair is answering demands felt by the industry to accommodate for any individuals’ size and shape in one solution.”