The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that an inspection must be carried out on a range of different buildings - including businesses - to ensure an escape route is available for everyone in the building. This includes people who are pregnant or suffer from a disability or injury. Lifts should not be used during an emergency and those who suffer from mobility issues will not be able to walk down the stairs. But if you have several flights or stairs, how do you tackle this problem?
The Evacuation Sledge is the solution. The sledge assists in the evacuation from a building in the event of an emergency, providing a fire escape for those unable to walk down the stairs. Easy to use, safe and comfortable, the emergency evacuation sledge is the answer to your problems.
Features of the Evacuation Sledge
The evacuation sledge runs smoothly over a range of different surfaces, including tiles, carpets and hard floors. The fire evacuation sledge is suitable for a range of staircases, making it more diverse than an evacuation chair. When not in use, the sledge can be hung on the wall safely in the provided pouch for easy storage.
The sledge is made from dual layers of foam. The lower layer is firm, smoothing the way over any bumps on the ground while the upper layer is designed to provide comfort for the user.
To ensure the safety of the user, the following features are in place:
The chair can be operated by one or two people via the pulling loops at either end. To ensure smooth movement, the underneath of the sledge is coated in a tough yet slippery substances to help it run.
Who Is the Emergency Evacuation Sledge Suitable For?
The Evacuation Sledge is designed for the fast evacuation of buildings for those who cannot evacuate due to a disability or injury. The sledge itself is suitable for anyone concerned about safety in their establishment, including business owners and health and safety inspectors at public buildings. You don't have to be a health professional to use the Evacuation Sledge, meaning that it is a top seller in our disability evacuation range.
What Type of Buildings Can the Evacuation Sledge Evacuate?
The Evacuation Sledge is suitable for many types of buildings and establishments that are multiple stories, as lifts should never be used in an emergency. Types of buildings where the Evacuation Sledge proves useful includes:
- Care homes
- Police stations
- Public centres
- Shopping centres
- Government buildings
- Council buildings
- Sports centres
The Evacuation Sledge is strong enough for users over 300kg. There is also Bariatric Evacuation Sledge available that has a wider design, making it better suited to obese patients.
The evacuation sledge has been tested for FR to CRIB 5.