Evac+Chair International Ltd is the world's Number 1 supplier and original manufacturer of evacuation chairs based in the UK. Supplying emergency mobility and speciality transportation equipment for the medical, safety, care, public and private sectors.
Established in 1985, the Company has experienced continual expansion both nationally and internationally. This strong performance is a reflection of the Company’s underlying operational excellence and winning attributes which include:more
- Secure international niche with a world class brand
- Quality design and highly cost-effective manufacturing capability, EN ISO 9001:2000 accredited
- Specialist technical and production expertise
Emergency Stairway Evacuation Chairs
Its core product – “The Evac+Chair”, was the world’s first, and still pre-eminent, global benchmark for Emergency Stairway Evacuation Chairs.
The Evac+Chair, winner of the Industrial Designers Society of America – Design of the Decade Award, is an ingenious, single operator, mechanical ‘stair chair’ utilising two endless traction belts to transport a mobility impaired individual down building stairs in a safe, smooth, controlled descent.
From its inception, the Evacuation Chair Evac+Chair has revolutionised evacuation techniques for the disabled from multi-storey buildings in an emergency, and is today accepted world-wide as providing the most efficient means of evacuation for the mobility impaired.
The Evac+Chair has proved its life-safety features in various emergency evacuations around the world, most notably during the World Trade Centre terrorist attacks, when it was credited with providing the crucial means of escape for several disabled survivors.
The Company began manufacturing the chair in 1985 and has steadily built the brand, selling over 50,000 units worldwide, to a diverse range of public and private/corporate sector customers. This has been achieved via its direct regional sales team in the UK and through dedicated international distributors.
Within the EU, the Evac+Chair must conform to the provisions of the Medical Devices Directive, 93/42/EEC and amending Directive 2007/47/EC which requires all such devices to carry the CE marking. However the Company has also type tested the Evac+Chair through TUV, NURD International Gmbh, an independent test house facility based in Germany.
The Evac+Chair remains perfectly positioned within an ever-expanding UK and international market to help satisfy government andcorporate requirements for better accessibility, fire safety and evacuation planning codes in multi-storey buildings. There is an array of associated legislation within the UK, EU and wider international markets which continue to shape public and corporate awareness of fire-safety imperatives. Accordingly, the Evac+Chair and related services are investments that can help companies:
- Comply with relevant legislation
- Meets provision of safe building egress
- Aids fire-risk assessment and safety planning obligations.
The Company has made significant investments in new production facilities and product research and development, enabling it to extend its expertise into a select range of specialised EMS (emergency medical services) patient handling and transport equipment under its Paraid Medical division.
Turnkey Evacuation Chair Solutions
Few companies go from raw materials, through the processing and assembly, to sales and marketing, after sales service, and customer training. A continuous and dynamic process that does not end with sales, or service, or training, but feeds back to enable us to be responsive to customer needs.
The company offers a total 'turnkey' solution from site surveys and the manufacture and supply of the evacuation chair through to training and servicing.
Emergency Transport Solution for Mobility-Impaired Individuals
Paraid Medical focuses on high dependency patient transport and casualty handling solutions pre-hospital, for the UK NHS and NHS Ambulance Trusts (land and air ambulance services), and for in hospitals.
Paraid focuses on a value added strategy of working closely with clinicians, paramedics and other medical professionals to develop and license innovative products which offer: enhanced safety specifications, more efficient biomechanical design, ergonomic user interface as well as utilizing lighter/stronger composites. By combining these features with the Company’s core engineering expertise in traditional materials (i.e. stainless steel, aluminium, titanium), Paraid can achieve new standards of product performance.
CardiAid from Evac+Chair
CardiAid is often the first line of defence in an emergency situation involving sudden cardiac arrest. We are an exclusive partner of CardiAid products - a range of AED equipment designed to help any individual give fast acting medical assistance. With any heart-related emergency time is of the essence
and our CardiAid range offers the best chances of survival by providing easy step-by-step medical instructions that can increase the chances of survival for victims until medical professionals arrive. We pride ourselves on fully educating organisations about the importance of being prepared for severe illness, whether it's on simple first aid to life-saving defibrillation.
All of our CardiAid products are designed specifically for public access and can be used by any individual, across a range of establishments such as schools, sports centres, occupational safety and health practices and all non-domestic buildings. Our CardiAid Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) guides the user with clear verbal and visual instructions from the beginning to the end of the whole process. As an innovative piece of first aid equipment, the AED also meets the needs of professionals such as emergency medical services, physicians and dentists. We are dedicated to assessing and identifying the emergency needs for all of our clients and believe that incorporating First Aid Kits, Eternal Chest Compression Assistants and in particular AED's are the ideal way to be prepared for any situation that requires urgent medical attention while on your premises.
Sigma Fire & Security
Sigma Fire and Security are specialists in the supply of fire, safety and security products, offering a wealth of design and manufacturing expertise supported by an established sales and distribution network. We are proud to present our portfolio of innovative, specially designed fire, safety and security solutions for the prevention of vandalism, misuse and accidental alarm activation; known as the ‘Smart+' range. The Sigma ‘Smart+' product range is suitable for a variety of environments such as sports centres, schools, theatres, stadiums, hotels and shopping centres to name a few. We offer a free, no obligation site survey to assess your equipment and make recommendations for improvement, our aim is to work with you to establish a suitable solution. We are dedicated to providing the best quality, value and service to meet our customers' needs and are continually developing customer relationships and establishing partnerships with leading organisations, some of our trusted key partners include GfS Germany and Vimpex UK.
When it comes to getting the most out of our guidance, we adopt a four step process to help you gain complete knowledge on dealing with emergencies.
Personal Site Assessments
If you're unsure about what equipment your organisation requires or your looking for advice on where items should be located, we offer an extensive site survey of your site where we are able to assess what the most suitable options are for your surroundings. Whether its deciding how many AED's are needed for the best location for an Evac+Chair to be placed, our expert staff are on hand to recommend.
Once you have chosen your emergency equipment our specialist team will ensure that all products are installed correctly and safely, making sure that all questions have been answered and that our customers are completely happy and confident with the end result.
Class 1 Medical Devices require regular service and maintenance to ensure their safe operation which is included within the PUWER Regulation. To ensure you comply with this legal requirement we offer full cover, including parts, labour and a main annual service.
Although all of our products are easy to use, when it comes to an emergency situation. We firmly believe that training can further enhance how effective your emergency equipment can be. Rather than simply purchasing a product, we encourage all of our clients to take advantage of our training classes for our products and have proven that in the event of an emergency, the chances of a positive outcome are further increased.less
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