Solihull-based Evac+Chair has launched its first powered evacuation chair.
The West Midlands manufacturer, which boasts more than 35 years’ experience, has created stairway evacuation escape chairs to help people with mobility impairments to evacuate buildings.
The move has been called a ‘key step’ in the company’s growth journey after manufacturing unpowered chairs to date, which are used by firms such as Deloitte and Fujitsu.
The new Evac+Chair is a 24V lithium-ion battery operated chair, with a powered belt track system.
The new 900H Power evacuation chair reduces manual handling, whilst enabling mobility impaired individuals to be evacuated up or down 150 flights of stairs in one charge.
The move towards powered technology is a key step in Evac+Chair’s growth journey, with the company rolling out the 900H Power evacuation chair to sectors including social care, education, leisure and retail, alongside residential homes and commercial workplaces.
Ges Wallace, managing director at Evac+Chair International, said: “For over 35-years, we have been the global leader in supplying evacuation escape chairs. Our latest powered chair provides people with a safe and rapid method of upward or downward evacuation. It has been designed for one person evacuation and has enough power to transport a person up to 150 flights of stairs in one use.
“This latest innovation is a key milestone for Evac+Chair. It demonstrates the power of our research and development capabilities, as well as our commitment to the future of the evacuation and fire safety industry.”
Since beginning operations in Birmingham, Evac+Chair International has created manual evacuation chairs, supplying customers in over 50 countries including global businesses.