About Escape Mobility
Escape Mobility Company provides high quality evacuation solutions, like the products Escape-Chair® and Escape-Mattress® since 1987. Our international company is located in The Netherlands (Head Office), Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany and USA. In addition, Escape Mobility Company is represented by a network of distributers worldwide who supply our evacuation products in their own region.
Why evacuation products?
In case of a calamity, like fire-, smoke alarm or gas escape, all people in the building need to evacuate as safe and quick as possible. However, in case the elevator cannot or may not be used, using the stairs to leave the building is the only option. In case there are people present that need extra assistance leaving the building, it is of upmost importance that evacuation equipment is available.
Who is at risk?
People with visible limitations to use the stairs like people with knee or leg injuries, elderly, pregnant women, people with obesity and disabled people. Also people with invisible limitations like heart- or lung problems, mentally disabled, disorientated people and people with a fragile condition need assistance to evacuate quickly in case of an emergency.
The fire and rescue service is not responsible for evacuating people from your building!
Ensure that your general emergency situation plan (GEEP) and your personal emergency evacuation plan (PEEP) are up to date. Emergencies by definition are sudden events and the objective is to be prepared. Are you prepared tot take that risk?
Why choose Escape Mobility Company?
The Escape-Chair® is classified within the EU as a ‘medical device’ and therefore must conform to the provisions of the Medical Devices Directive, 93/42/EEC (2002) which requires all such devices to carry the CE mark. All of our Escape-Chair® and Escape-Mattress® range of evacuation solutions are produced in Europe, with main supply from Germany and The Netherlands. All of our evacuation equipment is produced to ISO 9001 standard and is tested to TÜV certification. We also do building assesments on fire evacuation in the UK market.
Innovation and customisation
Our Escape products are developed in-house. This enables our Research & Development Department to respond continuously to the wishes of our Customers and also respond to changes in the latest safety requirements. As a result of this, it may imply the further development of an existing product or even the design of a completely new product. We can also manufacture customised accessories to our Customer’s specifications.
The most recent modifications:
ESCAPE-CHAIR® – CF MODEL AND ST-PLUS MODEL
We have made improvements to the operating handle. The locking mechanism, which is disconnected when the operating handle is extracted, has been relocated to the side of the rescue worker, making it more easy to operate.
All Escape-Chair® models are provided with a storage case under the seat for storing information and personal documents of the evacuee.
The most recent new products:
ESCAPE-CHAIR® – XS MODEL
This narrow model was initially developed as an evacuation seat to be used in aircraft, due to the limited space in an aircraft (for the benefit of storage as well as transport through the narrow aisles of an aircraft). In the meantime, this model has also become popular for situations in which there is little room for evacuation.
ESCAPE-MATTRESS® – STRETCHER MODEL
This Escape-Mattress® replaces the standard mattress on an ambulance stretcher. If a patient cannot be reached with a stretcher (for example because of the presence of stairs or other obstacles) this Escape-Mattress® can be folded out to become a towed mattress.
Example of customisation:
Modified Escape-Mattress® model for children.
Courage, innovation and knowledge of the market
The history of Escape Mobility Company dates back to 1987. In that year, the Managing Director, Herman van Leeuwen, introduced a whole new way of evacuating persons from buildings in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
Seated in an evacuation chair, a person in need of some assistance could be transported down the steps of a staircase. Up until then, this evacuation method had been unknown in these countries and demonstrations drew large numbers of interested visitors.
At that time under the Company name ‘Handelsmaatschappij H. van Leeuwen’ and later the name ‘van Leeuwen Companies’, evacuation chairs were assembled and supplied.
Later, the name ‘van Leeuwen Companies’ was changed into ‘Escape Mobility Company’, in order to reflect within the name of the Company, the link between the Escape products and the Mobility products.
These Mobility products are products intended for the regular transportation of persons and goods (via staircases).
An in-house development: from ‘van Leeuwen evacuation chair' to Escape-Chair®
In 2003, our company introduced updated models of evacuation chairs. At first under the name of ‘van Leeuwen evacuation chair’ and, since 2006, the completely updated Escape-Chair®. These updated models complied better with the changing needs of the customers and the latest safety requirements and were (and still are) developed further and assembled in-house. Nowadays, Customers of Escape Mobility Company can choose from five Escape-Chair® models.
Evacuating in a lying position
At the end of 2006, Escape Mobility Company developed the first evacuation mattress (Fold model). This Escape-Mattress® was a solution to evacuation problems in buildings where persons must be evacuated in a lying position or where there were spiral staircases. Not only this, a huge demand for this product came from the care environment, where the majority of the clients are extremely vulnerable.
The Escape-Mattress® range was then extended with two more models with the same functionality, but suitable for a different storage method (Solo and Compact models). In the course of time, the Evacuationsheet was also added as an addition to the range of evacuation products offered. The Escape-Mattress® Healthcare was launched in 2012, especially for the Healthcare sector. Along with the Escape-Mattress® Stretcher, designed for Emergency Services.
Expansion to total supplier
Escape Mobility Company continued to develop itself as a specialist in evacuation products. Thanks to the confidence which had been built up over many years, Escape Mobility Company was asked by several Customers to become their total supplier of evacuation products, first aid and emergency response products. The first catalogue offering a full range was issued in January 2007.
Development of Escape-Carry Chair®
In response to the needs of the Emergency Services, the evacuation chair was developed to include carrying handles. In 2008 came further developments, being a unique series of evacuation and carry chairs for the Emergency Services: the Escape-Carry Chair®.
Several accessories for the Escape-Chair® and the Escape-Carry Chair® have been developed in-house over the years. Especially for those who need more support when in a sitting position (for example elderly persons or persons with a physical limitation); the raised seat; the fixation harness; the fixation headrest and an extra wide backrest are all good examples of the practical, market-oriented and innovative approach of Escape Mobility Company.
As an international operating company Escape Mobility Company has a huge list of references.
Birmingham Community Health Care Trust
Aintree University Hospital
Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Blackburn & Darwen Primary Health Care Trust
Cheshire and Wirral NHS
International Red Cross Geneva
Vienna Krankenhaus Wiener Neustadt
Care Malta LTD
Life Safety Associates
California Assisted Living & Dementia
Boxmet Medical Poland
Normandie Medical Service
Lahti Central Hospital Finland
VU Medical Center
Erasmus Medical Center
Admiraal de Ruyter Hospital
Clinical Research Center Hannover
Clinic Fulda AG
Clinic Obergöltzsch Rodewisch
Kasper-Hauser Foundation, Berlin
VIA Werkstätten, Berlin
University Hospital Leuven
University Hospital Brussels
University Hospital Gent
Academic Hospital Glorieux
Academic Hospital Delta
Academic Hospital Alma
Academic Hospital Maria Middelares
Academic Hospital Sint Lucas
Academic Hospital Oudenaarde
Academic Hospital Waregem
National MS Center
Hospital Center North (Luxembourg)
International Red Cross Geneva
US Marine Corps
Bronto Skylift Finland
Custodial Institutions Agency
Royal Netherlands Army
Royal Netherlands Navy
Royal Netherlands Airforce
Royal Netherlands Marechaussee
Ambulance Service the Hague
Fire Department Hamburg
Professional Fire Brigade Kiel
Professional Fire Brigade Bremenerhaven
Fire Department Essen
Fire Department Stuttgart
Siwha Clinic Port of Antwerp
Fire department Antwerp-North
3. Office & Public
Price Water House Coopers
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Radisson Blu Hotels
Park Inn hotels
Jaguar Land Rover
University of Birmingham
University of Reading
University of Brighton
University of Derby
University of the Arts
University of Wales
University of Sheffield
International Red Cross Geneva
Amsterdam International Airport Schiphol
Malta International Airport
Senat properties Finland
World Bank Maryland
Kevlavik International Airport Iceland
Prague International Airport Czech republic
Rome Fiumicino Airport Italy
Aeropuerto di Puglia Italy
Clermont Ferrand Airport
Cargolux Airlines Int.
Apple Inc. California
SNCF Railways France
Siemens (Switzerland & Austria)
State of Delaware
DRIEA Île de France
University Graz (Austria)
Vienna City Operahouse
Hotel Imperial Vienna
Holiday Inn Vienna City
Chamber of commerce Austria
National bank of Austria
University of Amterdam
ABN Amro Bank N.V.
Aegon Netherlands B.V.
Tax and Customs Administration
The National Bank of the Netherlands
The Senate and the House of Representatives the Hague
Ministries the Hague
Palace of Justice
Van Gogh Museum
Antwerp World Diamond Center
Eandis / Fluvius
Vanbreda Risk & Benefits
National Bank of Belgium
Royal Library Belgium
European Council of the European Union
Federal Government nationwide
Constitutional Court Belgium
GO! Community education
UCLL – UC Leuven-Limburg
City Eduication Antwerp
Our lady college Antwerp
Haute École Lucia de Brouckère
City of Antwerpen
Province of Antwerp
City of Merelbeke
Regie der Gebouwen Landelijk
Thon Hotel group
Finance Tower Brussel
Odisee University College
Flemish Community commission
Kazerne Dossin Jewish museum Mechelen
MAS Museum Antwerp
Deutsche Telekom (nationwide)
Approx. 70 sites of the judicial authorities of Niedersachsen
60 sites of federal and state ministries (nationwide)
German Bundestag, Berlin and Federal Chancellery
German Federal Council, Berlin
Federal Presidential Office (Bellevue Palace), Berlin
Ministry of Labor, Düsseldorf
Federal Press Office Berlin
Exhibition grounds (Expos): Essen, Hanover and Berlin
Lanxess Cologne (Lanxesstower)
Max Planck Institutes (nationwide)
Fraunhofer Institutes (nationwide)
State Theater Hanover
Bavarian State Opera, Munich
German Opera Berlin
Elbphilharmonie & Laeiszhalle Service GmbH, Hamburg
Museum of Applied Arts, Cologne
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne
Academy of Arts, Berlin
Where to buy our equipment?
Our Escape products are distributed worldwide via our Escape Mobility offices and distributors.
Pusaka Niaga Indonesia
Jl. Mampang Prapatan Raya 60 | Jakarta Selatan
Phone: +62 21 794 2222 | Fax: +62 21 794 3333 | www.pusakaniaga.com
Bobian for Elevators technology
Lahad Al Salam Str.
Sherston Rondabout, Al Nassar Tower, Floor No. 22 | Qibla – Kuwait City
Tel: 22258059, 97232314 | www.bobiantech.com
3,rue de L´Etang
L-5326 | Contern | Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Tel: +352 (0) 35 75 3434| www.doppler.lu
MR Engineering Supply (Pty) Ltd
14 Breerivier Street, Norkem Park
Kempton Park, 1618
C / María Colmeiro, 10
36540 – Silleda – Pontevedra
Swiss Rééducation SA
Champ Vionnet 1, show room | Case postale 31 | CH – 1304 Cossonay ville | Switzerland
Tél: +41 21 861 20 93/+41 79 797 97 84 | Fax: +41 21 560 47 25
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.sr-medic.ch
Escape Mobility USA
1261 S Lyon Street Suite 405 | Santa Ana | CA 92705 | USA
Phone: (855) 470-4410
HIGH QUALITY SERVICE IS TOP OF OUR LIST
Escape Mobility Company offers different service options. From one-off maintenance to a multi-year maintenance contract. everything is possible! Our customer focused teams are always happy to accommodate to the needs of their customers.
An Escape Chair®, and other types of evacuation chairs must be checked regularly and maintained. This is an legal requirement under PUWER Regulations. Escape Mobility Company offers different service options. From one-off maintenance to a multi-year
maintenance contract. Everything is possible! With an annual inspection you can be sure in any case, that the evacuation chairs is in the best condition when needed.
Throughout our years of experience, we can also carry out maintenance of various types and brands of evacuation chairs!
Escape Mobility Company has its own customer service team with enthusiastic and skilled consultants to answer all your questions. All consultants in the team have an own specialised area, so you always get the information you need.
Our customer focused teams are always happy to accommodate to the needs of their customers. Whether it is escape evacuation product supply, or even installation of equipment, we are always there.
We also realise the importance of ensuring that customers meets their safety standards for servicing of evacuation equipment within the workplace. And even requests to provide training in the use of the evacuation equipment, so that we can help you, as the responsible person, to ensure that staff are trained and have the confidence to evacuate a building, regardless of it being as part of your annual fire drill or if it really is in an emergency.
We strive to provide a speedy response, but also not forgetting that high quality service is top of our list.
Below you’ll find (instructional) videos about our latest products.