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Evac+Chair Managing Director, Ges Wallace, discusses the urgent need for clearer fire safety guidelines In an age where safety standards and protocols are continuously under scrutiny, the importance of ensuring everyone, irrespective of their mobility, can safely evacuate during emergencies is paramount. Ges Wallace, Managing Director of Evac+Chair International, spoke to IFSJ Editor Iain Hoey…

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THE MOST IMPORTANT CHAIR YOU’LL EVERY BUY Emergency evacuation measures risking lives of disabled workforce – report Study finds businesses ill-prepared to evacuate all employees safely in an emergency Quarter of business leaders not aware how many of their employees have access needs Four in five unsure about responsibilities, wanting more guidance from Government Calls…

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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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Employers and organisations should not just rely on the building plan and layout design when preparing an evacuation plan. This important document needs to be tailored to the specific requirements of the workforce. The introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places the onus on employers or organisations to ensure that everyone, including…

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Aston Villa Makes Safety a Top Priority for its Spectators

Premier League football club, Aston Villa, has installed specialist evacuation chairs from Evac+Chair International, at its world famous stadium Villa Park. The chairs are located at each of the stadium’s refuge points to assist in the safe descent of those individuals unable to use the stairs in an emergency, whether at a match or an…

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Evac+Chair’s New Home of Luxury at the Connaught Hotel

Health and safety industry leaders Evac+Chair International have taken up residence at one of London’s most prestigious addresses, The Connaught Hotel. The hotel, located on Carlos Place, Mayfair, was built in 1897 but has recently undergone an extensive £70 million restoration and renovation project which included a review of its health and safety practices. Particular…

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Health and Safety takes priority at Bristol Water

As part of an ongoing commitment to health and safety, Bristol Water has recently installed evacuation chairs in the firm’s Head Office and its nearby Bedminster depot, to ensure the safe evacuation of all employees and visitors in the event of an emergency. The chairs were supplied by Evac+Chair International, the country’s leading provider of…

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Safe Escape For Royal Latin School Pupils

The Royal Latin School in Buckinghamshire is to install hi-tech evacuation chairs after reviewing its safety policies and identifying the need for additional emergency aid for mobility-impaired students and visitors. The chairs will be supplied and maintained by Evac+Chair, the country’s leading provider of specialist evacuation chair systems, and are specially designed to provide assistance…

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