As an employer when you have a new employee start, on their first day it’s likely that you’ll take them around the building. This not only gives them the chance to meet their fellow colleagues, but it’ll also familiarise them with the layout of the building and show them where the nearest fire exits are, should an emergency happen. It’s also likely that you’ll run through the evacuation process, and with regular fire drills an evacuation shouldn’t be a problem for the able bodied. However for those staff members with a disability, the process can be difficult. This is where an evac chair can help.
Here at K5 we appreciate the importance of a safe evacuation in an emergency for everyone inside the building, which is why we provide companies with an evac chair from an unbeatable range, to help those with a disability leave the property safely and quickly.
Whether it’s a powered evac chair or an evacuation chair which requires someone to push it, here at K5 we stock them and over the years we’ve supplied a range of evacuation chairs to a number of premises from hospitals and schools, to offices and football stadiums. During this time, we’ve grown accustomed to selecting the chairs which help make an evacuation for people with disabilities run smoother in that particular situation.
One of the chairs we stock that’s ideal for helping those with disabilities evacuate a building is the Exitmaster Versa. This chair is not only simple to set up when it’s needed, but it is extremely sturdy, being able to hold up to 21 stone and comes with ease of access as it doesn’t have any sides.
Under the improved Disability Discrimination Act, which was amended on October 1st 2010, it is now a legal requirement for all buildings to have disability access. Along with making reasonable adjustments an evac chair will also help improve the ease in which disabled people can evacuate the premises in case of an emergency.