WHY DO WE OFFER A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT MODELS?
We manufacture a wide range of evacuation chairs to cater for every emergency evacuation scenario in a variety of environments. This includes evacuation solutions suitable for ascending and descending traditional stairwells, as well as spiral staircases. Evac+Chair offers FREE evacuation assessments at your premises, to help determine the best evacuation solution - based on your specific requirements.
WHY DO I NEED A EVACUATION ASSESSMENT?
We have a wide range of evacuation chairs to suit different building environments. It's important to undertake a comprehensive evacuation assessment to ensure you are purchasing the correct model for your requirements. For example, we will measure the stair angle to ensure the correct friction belts are fitted on your evacuation chair.
HOW DOES AN EVAC+CHAIR WORK?
All our evacuation chairs work with friction-track technology, which is the self-braking reinforced track which controls the speed of descent for easy single-person operation. This innovative technology was originally designed by David Egan, back in 1982 when the first Evac+Chair was invented.
CAN EVAC+CHAIRS ALSO GO UPSTAIRS AS WELL AS DOWNSTAIRS?
Yes, the 700H and the 900H Power are designed to ascend, as well as descend a staircase. The 700H uses traction belts that stay in connection with the stair nosing, where as the 900H Power has a Powered Belt Track System and is a Lithium-Ion battery operated, motorised evacuation chair.
HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES IT TAKE TO OPERATE AN EVAC+CHAIR?
This depends on the Evac+Chair model, as each model differs from single person operation to multiple operators, depending on the requirements of the building i.e staircase structure and the circumstances of the evacuation.
Our evacuation experts will be able to advise the most suitable model for your building during our FREE evacuation assessment.
DO YOU NEED TO BE TRAINED TO USE AN EVAC+CHAIR?
Ensuring your Evac+Chair can be operated safely is vital, not only for the passenger but also the operator.
Although all of our products are easy to use, when it comes to an emergency situation, we firmly believe that training can further enhance how effective your emergency evacuation will be.
It is your legal obligation to keep up-to-date with new regulations, with adequately trained staff in emergency escape procedures for all, including the mobility impaired.
CAN AN EVAC+CHAIR BE USED IN DOMESTIC PREMISES?
Our Evac+Chairs can be used in domestic premises, however we don't recommend for daily use, as they are designed for emergency purposes only.
WHY DO I NEED A MAINTENANCE CONTRACT?
As a Class 1 Medical Device, your Evac+Chair should be regularly serviced and maintained to ensure its safe operation. This requirement is included within the PUWER Regulation.
(Provision and Use of Works Equipment Regulations - UK only).