Did you know that in an emergency situation there must be a way of evacuating wheel chair users without relying upon the emergency services?
Premises that have more than one level often have lifts to accommodate wheelchair users. It is not acceptable to use lifts when evacuating a building just in case the lift fails leading to people getting stuck in the lift in potentially dangerous scenarios.
Because of this many premises will have a fire protected refuge area for wheel chair users. This is an area where it should be safe to leave people whilst the evacuation plan is implemented.
Whilst it is acceptable to leave people at the refuge point it must still be possible to evacuate these people within a reasonable time frame without the use of the emergency services.
To assist with the removal of these people Evacuation Chairs are often used.
Evacuation Chairs come in various sizes and designs to assist in the movement of people up and down staircases. Some require several operatives and some can be used by just one operator.
The type of chair required for your premises can be determined through risk assessment.
At Prestige Safety Services we are able to supply Evacuation Chairs to suit all types of people/users/premises, we can even carry out the risk assessment that determines what type and how many evacuation chairs are required.
If you have any questions about your legal health and safety obligations or would like to receive a competitive quote for evacuation chairs then call our expert team on 0800 246 5014 or email us at email@example.com