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An evacuation chair is a device designed to assist People with Reduced Mobility (PRM) to safely and quickly egress a multi story building in the event of an emrgency evacuation. During an emergency, elevators in multi story buildings are unsafe to use which creates a difficult situation for people who are not able to or comfortable enough to evacuate through the stairway. Evacuscape's evacuation stair chair provides a safe solution for such individuals and requires the assistance of only one other person. Strategically placing evacuation chairs throughout a building contributes to an equal and safe environment for everyone.
Evacuscape chairs are designed and manufactured with safety and reliability as the overriding importance, while still being designed for easy operation and comfort. The lightweight yet sturdy build of the Evacuscape chairs can allow them to fold to a compact size and attach onto any wall via the simple wall-bracket system. The chair also comes with a protective cover.
Evacuscape is proud to offer a product that will provide a safe and efficient means of evacuation for Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRM) in the event of an emergency.
The Evacuscape chair is a safety product that is specifically designed to allow an individual to assist a person who has reduced mobility or physical disability quickly and safely down stairs during an evacuation. The Evacuscape chair weights 12kg and is capable of allowing an individual to assist someone up to 180 kg (400 lbs) safely down the stairs.
The Evacuscape chair is designed for anyone who may require assistance, due to restricted mobility, to go down staircases. These people may be: the elderly, wheelchair user, people with certain medical conditions, pregnant women, the blind and people with temporary injuries.
To provide egress of PRMs in the event of an evacuation of a building (commercial or residential) which has more than one level, and the only safe way out is via the staircase.
If you depend on an elevator or lift for movement to lower floors and it is unsafe to use during an emergency. The Evacuscape chair is the safest and most efficient way to descend PRMs to safety at ground level..
For greatest level of safety, there should be an Evacuscape chair located close to each stair case on each floor of the building.
Weight capacity: 180kg/400lbs
Detachable front carry handle
Emergency under seat light
Equipped with Speed reducing V belt track
Equipped with a Fail safe braking system
Equipped with a 5-point harness and head restraint strap
Equipped with solid padded seat and solid backrest
Equipped with locking rear wheel castors
Includes: Protective cover, Wall bracket, and Training DVD
10 Year Warranty for the frame. 1 Year warranty for all wheels, tracks and breaking system components
"… every employer shall, in respect of every work place controlled by the employer and, in respect of every work activity carried out by an employee in a work place that is not controlled by the employer, to the extent that the employer controls the activity… (o) comply with prescribed standards relating to fire safety and emergency measures; (p) ensure, in the prescribed manner, that employees have safe entry to, exit from and occupancy of the work place."
For more information on evacuating people who need assistance in the event of an emergency please visit the Government of Canada’s “Get Prepared” website at https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/pplwthdsblts/index-eng.aspx#psn.06.01
To view the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada’s guide for building managers and occupants on evacuating people who need assistance in an emergency visit http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/disability/arc/planning_safety.shtml
International Building Code (IBC)-2000 (including 2001 Supplement to the International Codes) and IBC-2003 are referenced for means of egress, areas of refuge, and railings provided on fishing piers and platforms. At least one accessible means of egress is required for every accessible space and at least two accessible means of egress are required where more than one means of egress is required. The technical criteria for accessible means of egress allow the use of exit stairways and evacuation elevators when provided in conjunction with horizontal exits or areas of refuge. While typical elevators are not designed to be used during an emergency evacuation, evacuation elevators are designed with standby power and other features according to the elevator safety standard and can be used for the evacuation of individuals with disabilities. The IBC also provides requirements for areas of refuge, which are fire-rated spaces on levels above or below the exit discharge levels where people unable to use stairs can go to register a call for assistance and wait for evacuation.”
For more information on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2010 please visit https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/2010ADAStandards/2010ADAstandards.htm.
And to find out more information on reasonable accommodation of employees with disabilities please visit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/disability.cfm.
Studies have shown that people with disabilities and reduced mobility are at greater risk of injury or death in the event of a fire.
8% of all fire related deaths
2% of fire related injuries
18% of fire related deaths
7% of fire related injuries
In Canada, over 13% of the population (over 4 million people) is over the age of 65 and almost half of those people have some form of disability.
The aging population will increase the over 65 category by the millions which will cause the number of at risk Canadians to grow