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What is an evacuation chair?


An evacuation chair should not be confused with other devices known as transport, ambulance and transit chairs.


An evacuation chair is a device that allows one person to easily and safely transport a mobility impaired person downstairs in the event of an emergency and when lifts can not be used. Some models also have a carry facility that allow two or more people to carry a person upstairs and over obstructions.


The most common evacuation chairs have a ski system that operate with friction controlled belts that allow the chair to travel smoothly down most straight staircases.


UK legislation requires that all employers and service providers have a means of evacuating all users of their building without depending on the Fire Service, evacuation chairs together with suitably trained personnel provide a solution for meeting current requirements.


Our range of GLOBEX Evacuation Chairs that are made in Britain can be seen at www.globex-evacuation.com/evacuation-chairs together with videos showing how they work.

Globex Standard Plus Evacuation Chair
Globex Standard Plus Evacuation Chair

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