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Evacuation Chairs

There are a range of different evacuation chairs available for use in an emergency, from an evac chair to an ambulance chair. Depending on the situation and the manner of the evacuation determines which is the right sort for you. For example, evacuation chairs are ideal when stairs are involved.  Having the right level of training for all evacuation chairs is highly important for the safety of the user and the operator. If you require more information about the evacuation chairs, call our team on 020 7720 2266.


The idea of an evacuation chair was developed in the United States in 1982 to provide those suffering from a disability with a method of evacuation during an emergency. Since then, a range of different evacuation chairs have become available to help both the rescue services and the evacuation procedure. These chairs can vary from ambulance chairs to evac chairs.

All of the different evacuation chairs are designed to help in an emergency situation. Obstacles such as stairs and lifting in and out of an ambulance can provide great problems for rescuers, risking strains and injuries as they try and take the weight of the patient to move them. Evacuation chairs and ambulance chairs both help to overcome this difficulty. By using innovative designs, the evacuation chairs support the weight and are constructed in such a way they can be used on the stairs without the operator taking the strain.

Each situation may require a different type of evacuation chair, with many things to be taken into consideration. Is it just for leaving the building, or is the evacuation chair required for transportation to a hospital? What type of stairwell is in the building determines what type of chair will be the most efficient. There are a range of different evacuation chairs available through Evacuation Chair Shop, all that is required is to identify the right one to suit your needs.

If you require any further information about evacuation chairs, then please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266 and they will be happy to assist you.