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Evacuation Chairs and Training

Under current legislation, the responsible person for fire safety within a building has a legal obligation to provide an adequate means of escape for all occupants on the premises. If a fire breaks out, lifts cannot be used and people with mobility impairments are sometimes left behind to wait for the emergency services due to inadequate evacuation methods over alternative flights of stairs. Evacuation chairs offer a much safer and quicker solution for evacuation in an emergency.

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EVAC+CHAIR 300H MK4 Evacuation Chair

  • Maximum passenger load: 400lbs / 182kg
  • Single person operation
  • For use on standard stairs
  • World's number one stairway evacuation chair
  • Supplied with sign, dust cover, CD and wall mounting hooks
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From: £706.79 inc VAT

£588.99 ex VAT

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EVAC+CHAIR 600H Evacuation Chair

  • Maximum passenger load: 400lbs / 182kg
  • Single or two-person operation (for descent)
  • For use on standard stairs
  • Also able to ascend stairs safely (requires two operators)
  • Supplied with sign, dust cover, CD and wall mounting hooks
2 Customer Reviews

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Now: £911.99 inc VAT

£759.99 ex VAT

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EVAC+CHAIR 110 Narrow Aisle Evacuation Chair

  • Maximum passenger load: 330lbs / 150kg
  • Single person operation
  • For use on standard and narrow stairs
  • Lightweight, ideal for narrow aisle operation
  • Supplied with sign, dust cover, CD and wall mounting hooks

£950.39 inc VAT

£791.99 ex VAT

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EVAC+CHAIR 500 Evacuation Chair

  • Maximum passenger load: 500lbs / 227kg (Bariatric)
  • Single or two-person operation
  • For use on standard or steep stairs (up to 45°)
  • Specially designed friction tracks ensure a smooth descent
  • Supplied with sign, dust cover, CD and wall mounting hooks
2 Customer Reviews

£1,000.79 inc VAT

£833.99 ex VAT

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EVAC+CHAIR IBEX TranSeat 700H Evacuation Chair

  • Maximum passenger load: 350lbs / 159kg
  • Two-person operation
  • For use on standard stairs and spiral staircases
  • Descends and ascends stairs safely
  • Supplied with sign, dust cover, CD and wall mounting hooks
1 Customer Reviews

£1,799.99 inc VAT

£1,499.99 ex VAT

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CarryLite Transit Chair

  • Maximum passenger load: 440lbs / 200kg
  • Single person operation
  • For evacuation from single level property
  • Large wheels for stability over uneven ground
  • Supplied with a range of accessories

£440.39 inc VAT

£366.99 ex VAT

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Air+Chair Patient Transit Chair

  • Maximum passenger load: 330lbs / 150kg
  • Single person operation
  • For use on board transit or in narrow aisles
  • Slimline design accommodates train and plane aisles
  • Certified by DPTAC and meets FAA flame retardant regs

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Now: £552.83 inc VAT

£460.69 ex VAT

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Servicare EVAC+CHAIR Servicing

  • Ensures evacuation chairs are maintained for safe operation
  • Includes the renewal of any wearing parts
  • Servicing certificate provided

From: £113.15 inc VAT

£94.29 ex VAT

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Evacuation Chair Training

  • Train staff to safely evacuate people with mobility impairments in an emergency
  • Certified 2.5 hour course for up to 6 delegates
  • Includes hands on practical training and assessment
  • Training carried out by IOSH and CIEH qualified trainers
  • Training carried out at your site

£570.00 inc VAT

£475.00 ex VAT

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Evacuation Chair "Train the Trainer" Course

  • Ideal for companies who want to be able to offer their own in-house training to new and exisiting staff
  • 3.5 hours comprehensive training for up to 3 delegates
  • Training carried out by a qualified consultant

1 unit

£959.99 inc VAT

£799.99 ex VAT

2+ units

£834.00 inc VAT

£695.00 ex VAT

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Evacuation Chair Sign

  • Identifies the location of evacuation chairs
  • Jalite AAA material
  • Photoluminescent (glow-in-the dark)
  • Rigid PVC signs
  • Dimensions (HxW): 300x225mm

£11.75 inc VAT

£9.79 ex VAT

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EVAC+CHAIR Wall Hooks

  • Allows wall hanging of your evacuation chair
  • Ideal for siting your chair in your premises
  • Suitable for EVAC+CHAIR 300H, 440 and 600H
  • Supplied with screws as standard

£13.19 inc VAT

£10.99 ex VAT

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EVAC+CHAIR Reception Wall Notice

  • Informs users that evacuation chairs are available
  • Stylish silver frame finish
  • Ideal for public buildings
  • Dimensions (HxW): 200x350mm

£27.59 inc VAT

£22.99 ex VAT

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EVAC+CHAIR Dust Cover

  • Helps to maintain the integrity of your chair
  • Keeps your evacuation chair clean
  • Suitable for the EVAC+CHAIR 300H, 500 and 600H
  • Large, clear evacuation chair symbol on the cover
1 Customer Reviews

£47.99 inc VAT

£39.99 ex VAT

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EVAC+CHAIR Anti-theft Device

  • Deters vandals and potential theft
  • Alarms at 98dB if the chair is moved from its location
  • Bright red housing with large "STOP" notification
  • Resettable alarm with key switch

£77.99 inc VAT

£64.99 ex VAT

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EVAC+CHAIR Comfy Seat

  • Provides rigid support for patient
  • Additional comfort whilst in use
  • For use with 300H, 440 & 600H evacuation chairs
  • Can be purchased as a retrofit

£107.99 inc VAT

£89.99 ex VAT

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EVAC+CHAIR Patient Seat Carrier

  • Transfer user from wheelchair to evacuation chair
  • Manufactured from high quality webbed fabric
  • Minimum two person operation
  • Pay load of 160 KG

£169.55 inc VAT

£141.29 ex VAT

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EVAC+CHAIR 300H MK4 Evacuation Chair Stand

  • Self standing
  • Suitable for mounting Evac+Chair 300H chairs
  • Negates the need for wall mounting brackets
  • Helps to highlight the location of the Evac+Chair
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£83.99 inc VAT

£69.99 ex VAT

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EVAC+CHAIR Evacuation Chair Storage Cabinet

  • Suitable for most Evac+Chair models
  • Free standing or can be wall mounted
  • Provides protection for the Evac+Chair
  • Key lock protection

£403.19 inc VAT

£335.99 ex VAT

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Evac+Chair Photoluminescent Sign

  • Signals where an Evac+Chair is located in emergencies
  • Rigid plastic for wall mounting
  • Photoluminescent (glow-in-the-dark)
  • Dimensions (HxL): 100x300mm

£14.39 inc VAT

£11.99 ex VAT

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How Do Evacuation Chairs Work?

How Do Evacuation Chairs Work?

Most EVAC+CHAIR evacuation chairs use specially designed friction belts which take into account the distribution of the chair’s weight and load. The friction belts ensure that the chair does not slip or accelerate too rapidly during stair descent. When the passenger has reached level ground, the operator simply deploys the back wheels and pushes the chair to the safe assembly point.

The “sling style” seat featured on most EVAC+CHAIRs, combined with the forehead restraint and safety buckles, allow for the passenger to sit back in the chair without the worry of being tipped forward during descent down a flight of stairs. For wheelchair users, the EVAC+CHAIR comfy seat (available separately) has been designed to clip easily on to the 300H MK4, 500 and 600H evacuation chairs, to provide a flat surface which assists with stability and support when transferring from wheelchair to Evac+Chair.

Legal Requirements

Legal Requirements

Under current legislation, the responsible person for fire and safety within a building has a legal obligation to ensure that they comply with fire safety, health and safety and equal opportunity requirements. If someone with a mobility impairment occupies your building, the responsibility of ensuring their safe escape from a multi-storey building in the event of an emergency, for example fire, can be daunting. The use of lifts in an emergency is usually not permitted and therefore, the escape route will most commonly be over stairs.

Safelincs offers a wide range of evacuation chairs to match different types of stairs and gradients to ensure an evacuation solution is available for everyone. All our evacuation chairs ensure a smooth and stress-free emergency escape for the passenger and are easy to operate.

Evacuation Chair Options

Evacuation Chair Options

Evacuation chairs from EVAC+CHAIR each offer different benefits to the user. The EVAC+CHAIR 500 for example has the ability to cope with a higher passenger payload of 500lbs/227kg, meaning that the chair can cater for bariatric patients. The specially designed friction belts have also been developed so that it is suitable for use on regular and steep 45° stairs.

The 600H evacuation chair carries the traditional benefits of the 300H MK4 model (safety belts, head restraint and easy operation), with the addition of two extra handles making it suitable for up to 4 operators as needed in the event of an emergency. The inclusion of two additional handles means that the 600H chair can be used for escape locations with difficult access i.e. immoveable obstructions, so that the passenger and chair can be lifted until the evacuation stairway is reached. As well as for use at locations with difficult access, the 600H evacuation chair is typically installed where you may need to go up flights of stairs for escape e.g. from basement level. The additional handles allow for the patient to be carried, until the wheels and/or motion friction belts can be used again.

The IBEX TranSeat 700H evacuation chair is designed to ascend, as well as descend stairs. This chair has a top extendible handle, and the load bearing tracks mean that no heavy lifting is required on stairway ascent. During ascent, the operators release the brake that may have been previously set for descent, so that they do not experience any restrictions when moving the passenger up the stairs.

Evacuation Chair Training

Evacuation Chair Training

Evac+Chairs are Class I Medical Devices with their installation and use regulated under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) and requires users to be trained. It is also important that operators are aware of the correct handling of any evacuation chair to ensure the safety of the passenger and to avoid any injury or strain during use. Safelincs offers on site evacuation chair training, carried out by experienced and professionally qualified trainers. The certificated course includes both theoretical and practical training tasks and is available for a maximum number of 6 participants per session.

You can book the evacuation chair training online or call our dedicated customer service team on 0800 612 6537.

Evacuation Chair Accessories

Evacuation Chair Accessories

Safelincs offers a range of evacuation chair accessories including the EVAC+CHAIR stand and storage cabinet. Suitable for internal use, the evacuation chair stand is ideal in locations where wall mounting is not an option, and is designed for the EVAC+CHAIR 300H. The evacuation chair storage cabinet (also for internal use) is a popular accessory used in schools, prisons and other applications where tampering may be an issue. Suitable for a larger range of EVAC+CHAIR models, the cabinet is fitted with a secure key lock and can either be wall mounted or left free-standing.

Both the stand and the storage cabinet, paired with the photoluminescent sign, help to highlight the location of the evacuation chair to all occupants of the building. They also help to deter unauthorised movement from the chair’s strategically placed position. A number of additional accessories are also available that help to assist with the transfer of patients, the protection and identification of the chair and the deterrent against misuse.

What is a Transit Chair?

What is a Transit Chair?

A transit chair is a type of wheelchair that is used to quickly manoeuvre a disabled or elderly person, often in an emergency, where the evacuation route is on one level. The slim nature of the transit chair means that evacuation along narrow passageways is possible.

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