Evac+Chair International Ltd


Evac+Chair International Ltd

ParAid House
B113RS Birmingham

Phone: +44 (0)121 706 6744
Fax: +44 (0)121 706 6746

E-Mail: info@evacchair.co.uk
Internet: www.evacchair.co.uk

EVAC+CHAIR®, The World’s First Stairway Evacuation Device

Stairways are an approved route to safety for most occupants of buildings – but for the mobility impaired, stairs can be problematic.

The Evac+Chair offers the best means of fast and efficient escape without hindering other stairway users. Requiring only one person to evacuate a colleague, it considerably improves the security for all in any building above one storey. Provision of the correct equipment will assist in providing adequate means of escape for all. Strategic placing of Evac+Chairs together with required escape drills, will help organisations meet the requirements of European Legislation.

The Evac+Chair has won the Industrial Designers of America – Design of the Decade Award.

Like its predecessors, the Mk3 model sets new standards in its field, this time in terms of payload capacity and angle of decent.

Built on the latest research, the chair now accepts a person of up to 150kg, catering for a growing population of heavier people with mobility difficulties, yet is still lightweight at less than 10kg.

Tried and tested advancements in the angle of decent also mean that the new chair functions equally as well on stair gradients of 40% as it does at 28%, making it fully compliant with National Fire Protection Association guidelines.

The Evac+Chair is designed to provide a safe, secure and fast means of getting the disabled and mobility impaired speedily and safely out of any building from any level. It allows one person to transport a mobility-impaired individual on the flat or down stairs quickly and safely without the need for lifting or great physical strength. The smooth, controlled operation of the chair is due to the interface of specially modified V-belts which work continuously to slow down descent over stair nosings in proportion to the weight of the passenger.

On choosing the Evac+Chair, Stuart Rogers, Fire, Health and Safety Manager for Marks & Spencer explained, “Out of the options considered, it was the best solution. It enables a single user to evacuate a person with mobility difficulties without the need for lifting and offers a cost-effective solution, because you do not need to alter the building in any way.”

The company offers a total ‘turn-key’ solution from site surveys and the manufacture and supply of the evacuation chair through to training and servicing.


Evac+Chair, the leading emergency evacuation chair with a 20 year pedigree, has just reached the significant milestone of 10,000 satisfied customers.
These customers span many diverse markets from retail and leisure to education and the public sector. Many of the Evac+Chairs installed are also on contract where full after-sales training, and regular maintenance and servicing are provided.

Evac+Chair as an emergency solution is gathering pace as tighter health and safety regulations are coming into force with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requiring building owners to have a means of evacuating people with mobility difficulties. The Evac+Chair fits the bill as it enables a single user to evacuate a person of up to 150Kg quickly and easily.

This British product is made to high specification and quality levels in the company’s Birmingham factory and has been approved under the stringent TÜV GS German quality standard which covers not only the product but the factory production process too. This safety and quality mark only appears on products that have been evaluated, tested and approved for safety by an independent third party and includes tests on payload, tilt and kinetics of the evacuation chairs. Such is the company’s confidence in its product that the Evac+Chair comes complete with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty on parts and labour.

Evac+Chair International constantly invests in developing the product, recently for instance increasing the chair’s possible angle of descent to an operating angle of 40º. It also invests in training courses for chair users, conducting a continuous programme of these courses each year.