To comply with the Disability Discrimination Act, it is vital that all businesses have disabled access equipment in place. Whilst many publicly accessed properties have installed wheelchair ramps, there are other pieces of equipment that businesses should invest in. It is a common misconception that the fire brigade should remove those with disabilities in the event of a fire. In fact, it is the responsibility of the business, which should have an evacuation chair in place.
Unfortunately, the construction of most buildings assumes that those escaping from a property will be able to walk down steps in order to reach a safe area. An evacuation chair is essentially a wheelchair that can be used in these areas to provide quick and efficient escape for those with disabilities.
Here at K5, we recognise the importance of businesses investing in evacuation chairs and learning how to use them in case of an emergency. For this reason we supply a vast range of chairs and offer training to businesses.
The products that we have to offer are available with a range of features that guarantee the utmost in comfort and functionality to users. Our products range from simple but effective designs such as, the Exitmaster Versa, to the fully equipped Xpert-powered with a rechargeable drive unit.
Businesses can browse the equipment that we have to offer by visiting our website, with images and extensive specifications they will be able to choose the right evacuation chair for their needs and their budget.
To learn more about the Disability Discrimination Act and how it affects your business, visit our website and click the ‘Visit the DDA’ icon. Full details about evacuation chair options can be found on our website too, and for more information we recommend calling to speak to a member of our friendly team.