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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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The Changing Nature of Risk Whitepaper

Experts from fire, facilities management and health and safety, joined Evac+Chair International, the world’s leading supplier and manufacturer of evacuation chairs, to debate The Changing Nature of Risk at a roundtable event in Birmingham. Guests were invited to consider how the modern workplace is changing, where and how the terrorism threat is impacting on policy and…

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Visitor poll finds 55% of health & safety managers do not include terrorism in evacuation plans

Evac+Chair International surveyed visitors at this year’s Health & Safety Event at the NEC with surprising results. Of the visitors questioned, 55% do not include terrorism within their emergency evacuation plans.   Almost 25% believed that they do not have the correct means of escape for everybody with mobility difficulties and 40% stated that fire…

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Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) Guide

Evac+Chair, the world’s leading manufacturer of the universal evacuation chair for smooth stairway descent during an emergency, has launched a guide detailing the importance of emergency evacuation equipment training. This guide to evacuation has been produced by Evac+Chair to advise businesses nationwide on how to prepare a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) for employees who…

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The Nationwide choice for safe evacuation

While accessibility for both workers and visitors is an important issue for any organisation, a key element of any health and safety policy is to ensure that anyone with mobility issues can be safely evacuated from upper floors of buildings when lifts are out of action during an emergency. For well over a decade, Nationwide…

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A guide to ensure schools and universities are educated in safe, emergency evacuation

As an educator, you may be responsible for the safe evacuation of your building in an emergency. If that’s the case, we believe you will appreciate the Guide to Emergency Evacuation of Educational Establishments which we’ve recently published. As part of our work with schools, academies, colleges and universities, we’re finding that some emergency evacuation…

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