Evac Chairs are designed to smoothly descent the stairwell in the event of an emergency. Use of an evacuation chair ensures those with mobility problems are not presented with escape problems in an emergency. Evac chairs come in a range of different styles and designs to best suit the building type they are being used in, including different stair types such as steep or spiralled. If you require more information about evacuation chairs, call our team on 020 7720 2266.
Evac chairs were developed in the United States back in 1982 to allow those with mobility problems to have an escape route in the event of an emergency. Evac chairs are designed to smoothly descend the stairwell without any heavy lifting taking place. They have, however, branched out since then and now evacuation chairs can ascend as well as descend stairs, providing wider access to a larger number of places.
There is a wide range of evac chairs available to suit your purposes. Whether you require an ambulance chair or a fire evacuation chair, the different styles can be obtained. Inside, outside, upstairs or down, an evac chair can be found to suit the type of environment you are working in to ensure easy access and escape for those who need it.
Evac chairs are generally operated by one to four people, depending on the style of chair in question. Different weight bearing capabilities and the number of handles are just two elements that affect how many operators are required. The key focus of an evac chair is that the operators are there to control the chair rather than have to bear the weight of the user.
Whether you are after a stryker chair or a ferno carry chair, all different types of evacuation chairs have the same common goal: the safety of their users - both those sitting in the chair and those operating it.
If you require further information regarding the evac chairs, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266.