The S-CAPEPLUS Premium: A New Tool for Fire Rescue Pros
As a fire safety and evacuation professional, you are probably experienced using many evacuation devices for emergency evacuations. They work well and get the job done with enough training, but they also require maintenance contracts, can be expensive, and can be difficult to use in some scenarios (e.g. rotating staircases).
Especially in outdoor fire escape situations, you need something that is unbelievably durable, portable, lightweight, and affordable so you can have more on hand. The S-CAPEPLUS Premium checks off all of these requirements and more!
From Hospitals to Rugged Environments
Our first basic model, the S-CAPEPLUS has been incredibly popular amongst indoor areas and healthcare facilities. Organisations like University Hospital Ghent (Belgium), Philips, DSM, Vanderlande, Wythenshawe Hospital Manchester, University of Stuttgart and many more already installed the device. While the basic model of S-CAPEPLUS is a massive success for indoor fire escape situations, it didn’t hold up well outdoors and needed some improvements to make it more fire rescue friendly.
Many fire rescue professionals won’t only be carrying people through smooth hospital hallways and instead will also have to conquer perforated stairs, parking lots, and even off-road environments. The original S-CAPEPLUS couldn’t hold up to this kind of abuse, so we went back to the drawing board and added some innovative features not found on other evacuation mattresses.
Lined with the World’s Strongest Material
Dyneema® is an innovative woven knit that can hold up to tears, bumps, and anything else you’ll run over while in a rescue situation. Patients are kept completely safe while lying on the S-CAPEPLUS Premium and experience comfort during the escape. To see the S-CAPEPLUS Premium in action, check out this video where we tied a prototype of the S-CAPEPLUS Premium to the back of an SUV and had one of our assistants go for a ride over the rough asphalt in a parking lot. (https://s-capeplus.com/en/big-step-s-capeplus/)
New Safety Features for a Smoother Rescue
In a rescue situation when someone is injured, it is crucial that they can be transported to safety with minimal movement to protect their injuries. Because of this reason, in addition to upgrading the bottom liner, we also added other features to prevent injury disruption and to make transportation easier for the rescuer.
The S-CAPEPLUS Premium features sturdy head block to reduce the motion of the person in need, especially if they have a neck injury. We’ve also added improvements to the straps to make it easier to pull.
Are you interested in learning more, or would you like to receive a free quote so you can upgrade your stock of evacuation equipment? S-CAPEPLUS Premium is developed by Tetcon based in The Netherlands and available through several distributors in the UK. Get in touch with us today, and we’ll be glad to tell you more!
Maintaining your machinery
If your machinery isn’t maintained or checked, it may malfunction. If a malfunction occurs, the equipment may go awry, the equipment may overheat and subsequently cause a fire. Along with your machinery, your fire alarm systems and protection should regularly be maintained and checked, so as to ensure it will still adequately function in the case of a fire outbreak. So make sure your fire alarm system is regularly serviced and maintained!
Manufacturing Fire Safety Emergency Procedures
Fire drills where loud machinery and equipment are being operated, are often difficult to carry out. You will need the right alarm system that can be heard over these. However, drills must be carried at least once a year. All full time and temporary members of staff should be aware of the full evacuation process. If your staff are more experienced in fire procedures, the smoother the evacuation process! Additionally, staff need to understand how to use the fire protection equipment available. To get your staff confident with the use of the fire protection equipment, get them fire warden trained!
Therefore, for more information on manufacturing fire safety and the right fire protection, installations and maintenance for your premises. Call our friendly team on 0845 402 3045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on Fire Protection Service and Maintenance, Fire Alarm Installations, Fire Safety Training or any Fire Risk Assessments!
Published August 2018