The 4 Wheel Transit Chair is primarily used to transport persons across level surfaces to a place of safety, as it can be used to lift and carry patients up as well as down the stairs. Basement areas can be tricky environments to evacuation from, particularly if there is no lift that can be used safely in an emergency or if there are staircases that require you to go up to reach an exit point. In these situations the 4 Wheel Transit Chair may be more suited to aid the evacuation.
The transport chair is specifically designed for same-floor usage and is not suitable to carry a impaired person down a set of stairs. The evacuation chair is specifically designed to bring a person safely down the stairs.
Although the evacuation chairs are easy to use, when it comes to an emergency situation we believe that professional training can further enhance how effective your evacuation equipment can be used in an emergency situation.
No. The Evacusafe evacuation chairs are only designed to go downstairs, which is the most common emergency situation.
Yes. The evacuation chairs are designed for a single operator to use. However, we do recommend, for best practice, that at least two people are available as one can then assist with the opening of doors, check for any potential hazards ahead.
An evacuation chair is a specialist piece of equipment that has been specifically designed to enable the safe escape of a mobility impaired person from a building during and emergency situation.
Tracked evacuation chairs enable the evacuee to be strapped safely and comfortably within, whilst trained personnel push the chair to a place of safety in a similar way to a wheelchair. The tracked chairs enable safe transit down stairways, therefore making them ideal for multi-level buildings.