Evac+Chair International has been awarded the ISO 13485:2003 standard, in recognition of the company’s achievement in setting the highest quality standards for the manufacture of its complete range of specialist medical devices, which includes the country’s market-leading evacuation chair.
ISO 13485 is an internationally-recognised standard developed to ensure that companies producing Class 1 and Class 2 medical devices consistently meet regulatory requirements.
In order to attain the standard, Evac+Chair International demonstrated the ability to adhere to strict quality management systems used to design and manufacture its product range. The standard applies to the company’s complete product range – its evacuation chairs and its specialist ParAid Medical range of medical handling and transportation systems, which are used by a variety of ambulance and air ambulance services.
Mark Wallace, managing director of Evac+Chair International, said: “Achieving the ISO 13485 standard is very important for Evac+Chair International as it recognises the expertise of our teams in interpreting the needs of our customers and maintaining quality standards throughout our entire manufacturing process.
“Achieving the ISO standard will support the business’ growth strategy by opening up new opportunities to develop and manufacture Class 2 Medical Devices for our customers, in the UK and internationally. This achievement sets us apart as a leading example of manufacturing best practice to the sector.”