When do you need evacuation aids?
In emergency situations and evacuations, the availability and deployment of high-quality evacuation equipment is essential. With this you evacuate disabled people or people with a temporary disability quickly, safely and comfortably.
What types of evacuation solutions / aids are available?
Evacuation aids are available in different variants. As main classification, we use three types of evacuation aids:
With an evacuation chair, a person can be evacuated while sitting, while an evacuation mattress and an evacuation sheet are designed to evacuate lying down. In addition, other types of evacuation aids are available that can assist in moving people, such as: Stretchers, slide mattresses, evacuation cords, evacuation aprons, evacuation ladders and evacuation mats.
THE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR EVACUATING PEOPLE FROM YOUR BUILDING!
Ensure that your general emergency evacuation 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 to take that risk?
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EVACUATION CHAIR?
An evacuation chair can be operated by one person and is ready for use within seconds, by far the fastest way of evacuating where no one is bothered during evacuations. The evacuation chairs of Escape Mobility Company (called Escape-Chair®) have a various options to increase the comfort of the evacue:
- Double ergonomic backrest
- Comfort seat
- Padded seat
Evacuation chairs are suitable for all stairs, except spiral stairs and stairs steeper than 40 degrees. Evacuation is possible with one person, but our advice is always to evacuate with two people.
In addition, the evacuation chair is also available in an electrically powered version. This model is ideal when electronic support is needed for the evacuation or rescue of people on stairs, both up and down the stairs.
CHARACTERISTICS OF EVACUATION MATTRESS
Our experience is that people prefer to be evacuated in a sitting position, but in some cases the use of an evacuation chair is just not possible. Evacuation mattresses are then a very suitable alternative. With an evacuation or drag mattress, a patient is literally towed away from his immediate surroundings. Evacuation mattresses are suitable for all types of stairs. However, you must always evacuate with two people.
CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EVACUATION sheet
Evacuation sheets are mainly used in health care environments, such as hospitals, nursing homes and care facilities. They are ideal for evacuating bedridden persons. The evacuation is done with the mattress of the hospital bed under which an evacuation sheet is attached. An evacuation sheet can be used for vertical and horizontal evacuation, on all types of stairs.
Our advice is to make sure that 2 trained persons use the evacuation equipment, and that they practice with them at least twice a year.
MORE THAN 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Escape Mobility Company has more than 30 years of international experience in developing and offering evacuation solutions for healthcare, rescue services, offices and allc kind of public buildings. We always have a solution for your building, even in difficult situations or constructional barriers. Have a look at our references as well.
Maintenance evacuation equipment
To ensure an optimal condition of an evacuation chair, maintenance is required at least once a year. Any defects can be remedied in this way and the evacuation chair is always in a guaranteed ready-to-use condition. This allows evacuations, in a company or organization, to proceed safely.
You can request free advice with our site survey, where we look for the most suitable evacuation concepts in a hospital or healthcare facility. In addition, we support staff with training courses and you can make use of one-off maintenance or maintenance agreements.