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Evacuation Chairs & Accessories
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Operator Training Courses
Take advantage of our highly interactive and engaging certificated training courses to ensure your team have the competence and confidence to effect a rapid and safe evacuation. A choice of courses including Operator Level, Cascade Level, and refresher courses are available, across all styles and brands of equipment.
Are evac chairs a legal requirement?expand_more
Under the “Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005” you must ensure it is possible for everyone to evacuate the premises as quickly and safely as possible. This is most effective through deployment of an evacuation chair. Further guidance in BS9999:2017 makes it “the responsibility of the premises management to ensure that all people can make a safe evacuation; the evacuation plan should not rely on the assistance of the fire and rescue service.”
How does an evacuation chair work?expand_more
Manually-operated evacuation chairs use rubber tracks to grip the stairs and automatic braking technology to ensure a controlled speed of descent. Motorised evacuation chairs use rubber tracks to grip, and the speed is controlled by the motors.
Who can operate an evac chair?expand_more
Building owners, operators or tenants are required by law to provide a means of escape for anybody using their buildings. The safest way to evacuate persons who require assistance is to use an Evacuation Chair. These chairs should only be operated by trained personnel and under law the training must be repeated periodically where appropriate.
Can evac chairs go up stairs?expand_more
Yes, many types of evacuation chairs do have that facility. Especially useful for ascending stair travel are powered evacuation chairs, as they keep operator-strain to a minimum. Manually-operated evacuation chairs should be considered carefully if intended for ascending egress, taking into account manual-handling regulations.
What is evac chair training?expand_more
Evacuation chair training allows your staff to safely evacuate people with mobility impairments in case of an emergency. Courses cover both theory and practical aspects, and are certified for 3-years. Adequate safety training is a legal requirement in non-domestic properties.
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