The 1-440 Evac+Chair was successfully trialed at the Catharina Ziekenhuis General Hospital in Eindhoven. This is a 696 bed Hospital located in central Eindhoven and has several buildings including a main 15 storey central block. Mr W.P.J. Roordink, the Health and Safety Co-ordinator at the Hospital needed 6 stairway evacuation chairs capable of taking passengers and or patients up to 200kgs in weight safely down stairs in the event of an emergency evacuation. During the trials one of the main evacuation staircases registered a 45 degree angle of descent, some 5 degrees steeper than the upper limit of our standard model 1-300H.
Mr Roordink was delighted with the results and commented & quot;We have many obese patients admitted to the hospital and we need to plan for every situation to the best of our ability. Being able to turn to Evac+Chair International Ltd., in order to provide engineered solutions, was a great help.