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Emergency Stairway Descent and Evacuation Systems

Paraid House,
Weston Lane,
West Midlands,
B11 3RS,
United Kingdom
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Evac+Chair International is a UK-based designer and manufacturer of emergency stairway evacuation systems for people of impaired mobility. Established in 1985, the company is the leader in its field, and has a reputation for setting new standards and pioneering new products such as the Evac+Chair stairway evacuation chair.

Stairway descent system for the mobility-impaired

The Evac+Chair, winner of the Industrial Designers of America’s Design of the Decade Award, is a simple, safe and effective method of stairway descent for the mobility-impaired, allowing safe escape for all. It enables one person to transport a mobility-impaired person downstairs and on the flat quickly and safely in an emergency. The Evac+Chair doesn’t hinder other stairway users and requires no great physical strength because operation is smooth and controlled, due to specially modified V-belts which work continuously to slow down descent over stair nosings in proportion to the passenger’s weight.

Stairway descent systems for emergency evacuation

The strategic placing of Evac+Chairs throughout a building, together with escape drill training, helps employers and building owners to meet their duty of care in risk assessments in almost every building with more than one storey, in compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Evac+Chair International offers a complete turnkey solution including: site assessment, training courses and nationwide on-site servicing of the stairway evacuation chairs, giving peace of mind that the 1998 Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations are met.

Stairway descent products and services

Our comprehensive list of products and services includes:

The Evac+Chair from Evac+Chair International enables one person to transport a mobility-impaired person downstairs and on the flat quickly and safely in an emergency evacuation situation.
Where there is a need for the mobility-impaired to ascend as well as descend a flight of stairs in an emergency, Evac+Chair’s Ibex Transeat is ideal. It will ascend a stair with the application of minimal force by two operators.
Evac+Chair International offers a complete turn-key solution including training and nationwide on-site servicing of its stairway evacuation chairs, giving peace of mind that Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 are met.
The Evac+Chair provides a safe means of escape for all, helping employers and others to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
  • Evac+Chair (300H, 600H AMB and 600H models)
  • IBEX Transeat 700H stairway ascender and descender
  • Accessories (patient carrier seat, alarm, stand, comfy seat, mini-stretcher, wall mounted cabinet and reception notice)
  • ServiCare© annual maintenance and inspection programme
  • Training (Key Trainer Masterclass©, dedicated escort / Evac+Chair Operator course)
  • Free UK on-site surveys

Evac+Chair has already delivered stairway descent systems and services to a number of well-known clients throughout the UK, including:

  • Alton Towers theme park
  • Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Debenhams department stores
  • Fitness First gyms
  • Halton and St Helens Primary Care Trust
  • Kent County Council
  • Leeds City Museum
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Marks & Spencer supermarkets and department stores
  • Nuffield Orthopaedic NHS Trust
  • Sunrise Senior Living UK
  • Suffolk Primary Care Trust
  • The NEC Group
  • Twickenham Stadium
  • University of Wales, Newport
  • Virgin Active gyms
  • Welsh Assembly Government
  • West Midlands Police

Press Releases

  • Health and Safety Takes Priority at Bristol Water

    As part of an ongoing commitment to health and safety, Bristol Water has recently installed evacuation chairs in the firm’s Head Office and its nearby Bedminster depot, to ensure the safe evacuation of all employees and visitors in the event of an emergency. The chairs were supplied by Evac+Chair

  • Businesses Must Make Time to Train and Practise

    Businesses and organisations around the UK are putting staff and visitors at serious risk by not taking those who are mobility-impaired in to account when carrying out evacuation drills. This is the finding of a report by Evac+Chair International which shows that whilst companies on the

  • Cotswold Outdoor Ensures Safe Descent for Customers in Store

    Outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, Cotswold Outdoor, is helping to ensure the safety of mobility-impaired customers by installing specialist evacuation chairs from Evac+Chair International into 20 of its 50 stores. The chairs will be supplied and maintained by Evac+Chair Interna

  • Evac+Chair International’s New Home of Luxury

    Health and safety industry leaders Evac+Chair International have taken up residence at one of London’s most prestigious addresses, The Connaught Hotel. The hotel, located on Carlos Place, Mayfair, was built in 1897 but has recently undergone an extensive £70 million restoration

  • Evac+Chair International to Attend Safety & Health Expo

    Evac+Chair International, the world's leading supplier of emergency escape equipment, will be at the Safety and Health Expo in Birmingham to showcase its innovative product range and celebrate a successful start to the year. Evac+Chair International will be exhibiting at the Saf

  • Safe Escape for Royal Latin School Pupils

    The Royal Latin School in Buckinghamshire is to install hi-tech evacuation chairs after reviewing its safety policies and identifying the need for additional emergency aid for mobility-impaired students and visitors. The chairs will be supplied and maintained by Evac+Chair, the co

  • Birmingham Royal Ballet Turns to Evac+Chair International

    Evac+Chair International, the country's leading provider of specialist evacuation chair systems, has been chosen by the prestigious Birmingham Royal Ballet to provide additional support for employees and visitors in the event of an emergency and evacuation. In particular, an evacua


Paraid House
Weston Lane
West Midlands
B11 3RS
United Kingdom

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