Lawmakers urged to close legislative gap and provide better protection for disabled

People with disabilities are being put at risk by the lack of clarity over where responsibility lies for escaping from a building in an emergency – safety experts and evacuation specialists have warned. Evac+Chair International is urging lawmakers to close the legislative gap to encourage more accountability and transparency on the evacuation equipment needed, in…

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Building safety bill makes all accountable

 The recent publication of the Government’s draft Building Safety Bill confirms its commitment to putting safety at the heart of all future building design and development. It also ensures that building safety is taken seriously and managed effectively throughout a building’s life.  The Bill also addresses the question of accountability, bringing clarity to an area that has enabled poor or negligent practice to go unnoticed in the past.  …

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Winners of the GBCC Excellence in Manufacturing 2020 Award

On the 23rd July 2020, Evac+Chair International attended the virtual Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Award Ceremony.  With all of our products being designed and manufactured in the heart of the Midlands, we were delighted to be involved in the event alongside many other fantastic Birmingham businesses. With our primary vision to become the undisputed,…

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Evac+Chair Training back up and running!

As we start to see a change to restrictions, we have adapted our training in response to this with a new ‘Covid-19 Ready’ Training policy for all our courses. The safety and wellbeing of our training delegates and team members is always our highest priority, therefore we want to inform you of the safety measures…

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Message from the MD, Gerard Wallace

Over the last few months, people all around the world have been fascinated by their television screens as they watched the unravelling of Covid-19.  Despite the unprecedented situation we all find ourselves in and thanks to the support of our team, we have been able to continue to achieve great things for both of our…

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Evac+Chair Servicing Open for Business

From Monday 1st June, our servicing and maintenance team were back in operation again.  Following a comprehensive risk assessment, we have been working closely with our customers to ensure that we adhere to COVID-19 policies including following social distancing guidelines and supplying our engineers with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE). Our engineers were fully…

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Sneak Preview of the new HQ

On Monday 25th May 2020, we officially moved to our brand new premises within Blythe Valley Business Park. Operating across 38,223 sq. ft, everything is in place and we have  successfully started manufacturing and distributing our products worldwide from our brand new facility.  The increased space has allowed us to redesign our factory to create greater…

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Evac+Chair Blythe Valley Business Park
New Evac+Chair International site at Blythe Valley Park

New site for Birmingham-based manufacturer, Evac+Chair International UK manufacturer, Evac+Chair International is investing to futureproof the business as it relocates to Blythe Valley Park (BVP) in Solihull, Birmingham, near junction 4, M42. From Monday 25th May 2020, Evac+Chair International will begin manufacturing and distributing its products worldwide from the new, 38,223 sq. ft site. The…

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Covid19 update
COVID-19 Update

Your safety is our priority, now and always As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to develop around the world, we wish to reiterate our continued commitment, in caring for the health and well-being of all of our customers, commercial partners and team members, and our determination to fight the spread of the virus. We continue to…

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Evac+Chair exhibits its world-leading evacuation equipment at Sicur 2020

Evac+Chair will be exhibiting its world-leading evacuation chairs at Sicur 2020 at IFEMA, Madrid, 25-28 February 2020. Evac+Chair designs and manufactures emergency evacuation equipment to ensure people with mobility impairments have access to safe means of evacuation from a building in the event of an emergency. As the recognised global leader in stairway evacuation, Evac+Chair…

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Increasing workplace diversity and its influence on evacuation planning

It has been revealed that, in the UK, 7.7 million people of working-age have a disability – representing almost 20% of the entire working-age population. It’s estimated that around 4.1 million of this number are currently in employment. This means there are approximately 3.6 million citizens that the UK workforce is missing out on –…

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Keeping pace with change

As the UK’s population continues to grow rapidly, the pressure grows to create more living and working spaces. As a result, more high-rise buildings are being built in many of our cities. While the pace of construction quickens, building and fire regulations for high-rise buildings are undergoing intense scrutiny following the 2017 Grenfell Fire and…

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Evac+Chair at the International Conference for Disaster Medicine, Saudi Arabia

Evac+Chair has recently showcased its ambitious plans for international expansion. Following on from this, our Saudi distributor, Mohammed Yousef showcased a broad range of evacuation equipment at the International Conference for Disaster Medicine, Saudi Arabia on 13th -14th October 2019.   The International Conference for Disaster medicine is the first of its kind, with the…

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National Customer Service Week

Evac+ Chair International are proud to be members of the Institute of Customer Service as part of our commitment to customer service. We were celebrating our customer service journey with National Customer Service week 7-11th October 2019. Evac+Chair have total customer focus with it being one of the pillars of our mission, to be recognised…

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Friday: Trust

As a proud UK manufacturer, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with high quality products and services that they can rely on in critical emergency situations. Building customer trust is key for us as our equipment is designed and manufactured to save the lives of the vulnerable, in extremely challenging conditions. Here are some…

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