In any business it’s important for the safety of your staff, customers and any potential visitors that you adhere to all current health and safety guidelines. It’s equally important that you and your staff, both new and those who have been there for a number of months/years, are kept up to date with all legislation. However, knowing the relevant legislation and what to do in an emergency can be rendered pointless by a poorly cared for piece of safety equipment, which is why here at K5 we’ve provided some useful tips for looking after your evac chair.
Here at K5 we provide a range of evac chairs, including manual and powered chairs, from some of the leading names in the industry. But it doesn’t matter which chair you have, if you haven’t maintained it correctly.
To ensure that your manual evac chair is looked after correctly, here at K5, we’d suggest:
1) Keeping the chair somewhere safe (but within easy reach in case of emergency) to make sure that it doesn’t become damaged during the everyday running of your business
2) Regularly checking to make sure all straps are in working order and safely secured to the chair itself – when doing this, it’s also wise to check the fabric on the main seat
3) Testing the wheels to make sure that they rotate smoothly to prevent any sudden jolts when in use
4) Ensure there are no sharp edges or parts of the frame loose which could cause harm
If your company has a powered evacuation chair, along with the four steps above, it is also important to make sure that the batteries which power it are fully charged.
Should you find any fault with your evac chair whilst carrying out any of the above steps, then it is equally important that instead of hoping you’ll never have to use the chair, you instead contact us here at K5 so that we can provide you with our repair of replacement services.