For patients who are bedridden or suffer from extreme mobility problems, leaving the bed even in the event of an emergency is not an option. With evacuation mattresses, it doesn't need to be. Rather than having to employ the use of an evacuation chair or sledge, the whole mattress becomes the evacuation sledge. Ready to use in an instant, evacuation mattresses serve a dual purpose: comfort while in bed and an escape method. If you require further information about evacuation mattresses, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266.
Every building must have an evacuation plan in place in accordances with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This is true even if the people within the building are suffering from severe mobility issues and cannot leave their beds. There still must be a way for them to be evacuated from the building, despite the usual methods involving evacuation chairs or evacuation stretchers being out of the question. With evacuation mattresses, a solution has been provided.
On a normal day, the mattress is just that: a mattress. It might be a specialised one designed for anti-pressure, but it is still a mattress. In the event of an emergency, however, it can be transformed and used as a fire evacuation sledge. The base of the mattress itself is designed to slide easily along the floor, allowing an operator to move the mattress with the person still in bed without any difficulties. Evacuation mattresses have various straps and pockets to ensure the individual is held securely in place during the transit.
Evacuation mattresses help to overcome a number of problems. This includes evacuation from a building and ensuring the patient does not suffer in any way as they do not have to get out of the bed. Different styles are available depending on the style of mattress you require on a day-to-day basis.
If you require any further information about evacuation mattresses, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266 and they will be happy to assist you.