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Evac+Chair sharing best practice in emergency evacuation at FM Expo 2019

Evac+Chair sharing best practice in emergency evacuation at FM Expo 2019 Evac+Chair will be discussing the importance of inclusivity in emergency evacuation plans and procedures while exhibiting its extensive range of evacuation chairs at FM Expo 2019, 17-19 September, Dubai World Trade Centre. The changing nature of risk The nature of risk is changing –…

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The importance of Training and Maintenance

  Are you up to date? As every Evac-Chair is categorised as a Class 1 Medical Device Directive, licensed by the MHRA (Medical Health Regulatory Authority), it is critically important your staff are adequately trained in how to use the chair within your building. It is also vital that your Evac+Chair is regularly maintained to…

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Safety & Health Expo 2019

We were hand’s on to share best practice emergency procedures and advise on how you can identify and mitigate your building’s evacuation risks at this year’s Safety & Health Expo 2019 at ExCel, London Footfall at the event was strong, with a large proportion of international visitors. The variety of high-calibre speakers amongst the seminar…

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City of Bristol College ensures safety for all

City of Bristol College has completely overhauled its fire and health & safety systems after reviewing evacuation procedures with Evac+Chair International. Stephen Brough initiated the review after joining the multi-site college as Health, Safety and Well-being Manager in 2017.  The site is used by around 20,000 students and 1,000 staff and has a mix of…

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Evac+Chair’s Russian distributor win’s gold!

Evac+Chair’s Russian distributor Argus Spectrum International, was awarded a gold medal in ‘Guarantee of Quality and Stability’ for it’s range of products which include the Evac+Chair as part of their solution for evacuating the mobility impaired. This was awarded at this year’s “Integrated Safety and Security Exhibition 2019” which was organised in accordance with the…

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Evac+Chair Product Launch Event – India

  Continuing with its ambitious plans for international expansion, Evac+Chair showcased its broad range of evacuation solutions for the first time at The Chancery Pavilion, Bengaluru, India on 31st January 2019. This conference event focused on educating and creating awareness on the importance of evacuating people mobility impairments from high rise buildings during fire incidents,…

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Evac+Chair aiming to boost best practice in evacuation at the Hotel Plus Exhibition, Shanghai, China

With thousands of hotels now more accessible to the mobility impaired, it is critically important that plans are in place to help those in need exit the building in any emergency situation. That’s why Evac+Chair’s Chinese distributor, Jianquan Medical will be showcasing Evac+Chair’s world-leading emergency evacuation chairs at this year’s ‘Hotel Plus’ exhibition at the…

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Evac+Chair International appoints new Technical Director

Stephen Ellis will drive quality and innovation in Evac+Chair International’s life-saving products   Birmingham-based manufacturer, Evac+Chair International, has brought in an experienced engineering director from the automotive sector, Stephen Ellis, as technical director to help drive its ambitious plans to broaden and enhance its range of life-saving products.   Stephen has 15 years’ experience working…

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The Great Escape

Imagine if there was an outbreak of a fire in your building. Are you sure you have all the means and equipment of escape in place to support and enable a safe exit for everyone? What if a person with a disability or mobility impaired was trapped above ground level? If the lifts were out…

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Emergency Exit

Emergency Exit   Emergencies can happen anywhere at any time and evacuating buildings safely is a priority for all businesses and other large organisations including hospitals and care homes, where a larger majority of the evacuees are mobility impaired. The most important thing is that people can be evacuated from the building safely and quickly…

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Disability and Evacuation

If you have people with disabilities or who are mobility impaired in your building, would you know what to do in the event of an emergency or the breakout of a fire? If the relevant risk assessments are not in place or you feel your facilities are not suitable, you will be putting them at…

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A Beginners Guide to Evacuation Chairs

Even if you have a lift in your building, you will definitely need an evacuation chair. The reason being that it is forbidden practice to use a lift during the event of a fire, fire alarm, or even a fire drill. Therefore, you must make sure that in the event of an emergency, that all…

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Improving fire safety across the UK

Located in Birmingham, Evac+Chair is a manufacturer of life safety products, principal among which is their flagship product, the eponymous Evac+Chair itself: a universal evacuation solution for smooth stairway descent during an emergency situation without the need of great physical strength or lifting. Since the company’s inception in 1987, the chair has been helping save…

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Emergency Exit – Evacuating Patients Down Stairwells

Emergencies can happen anywhere and evacuating buildings safely is a priority for businesses and other large organisations including hospitals and care homes, where a larger majority of the evacuees are infirm or disabled. The most important thing is that people can be removed from the building safely and quickly during an emergency, such as a…

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Evacuation Options

When advising on the correct evacuation type for your institution or business, during a fire alarm or another Emergency, it’s important to choose the right kind of options. Depending on the type of emergency, there are a choice of options that you can choose: Vertical Evacuation  This is a preferred way to exit a building by…

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