Police stations in the West Midlands have been equipped with Evac+Chairs to cater for the emergency evacuation of mobility impaired staff under the Disability Discrimination Act. Around 100 chairs have been supplied so far.
The Evac+Chair is a simple, easy-to-use device which, in the event of an emergency when lifts cannot be used, could prove a life saving investment for West Midlands Police.
The lightweight unit allows one person to transport another downstairs or on the flat quickly and safely with very little physical strength. The smooth, controlled operation of the Evac+Chair is due to the interface of specially modified V belts which work continuously to slow down descent over stair nosings in proportion to the weight of the passenger.
The Evac+Chair is also a popular solution for employers and building owners because it is cost effective and hassle free. It simply hangs near stairs or evacuation points with a neat cover for protection, with no need to alter the fabric of the building in any way.
As well as manufacturing and supplying the evacuation chairs, Evac+Chair International also provides nationwide free site surveys, certified operator training programmes and low-cost after sales service contracts to ensure companies comply fully with legal requirements for due diligence.