Evacuation Chairs For Emergency Situations
When an emergency strikes it is imperative that everyone is evacuated from the scene as quickly as possible but if those in danger are in wheelchairs, in high tech buildings that can pose a problem. During an incident it’s fairly normal for lifts to become out of order and if time is of the essence transferring a wheelchair can prove difficult. Stanley Handling Offer a range of mobilty stair climbers to help you escaps.
This is where evacuation chairs have a very important function to play. Evacuation chairs and trucks are critical for helping people with mobility problems in leaving a dangerous building. There are quite a few devices available on the market that assist the descent of stairwells, encouraging and safely conveying people out of harms way.
All these are three basic design principles employed in the manufacture of emergency evacuation chairs:-
The normal wheelchair with supporting framework and manages attached to an current seat. These could be used normally on flat, level ground but if it will become required to negotiate with a flight of stairs the fold away handles are set up and two folks have the ability to take the seat down or up the staircase.
The second approach is that a stair climbing platform, which has wheeled or foundations that enable the user to be gently and safely handled downstairs. The beauty of these devices is a wheelchair user can stay in their own seat because it’s secured and placed onto the platform. These may be operated by one person and often have a breaking system that makes its use entirely protected.
The third layout is a motorised chair specifically made for climbing and descending staircase. A strong, secure chassis supports a built in comfortable chair and wheels and tracks are used to carefully travel over each measure. These powered stair climbers are all manageable enough for even a slightly built person to be in a position to successfully run them during an emergency.
Considerations when deciding upon an evacuation chair will be the possible number of chairs required during an emergency, storage when not in use, simplicity of placing up when needed. When an incident occurs you want to have enough chairs available, trained employees adept in helping users and chairs fit for the purpose. Carrying out a wheelchair and user down 18 flights would be a tough task so that is every time a gravity-assisted seat is an ideal solution. Assessing the best method needs a number of circumstances and parameters that have to be considered but there are a large choice of solutions out there.