The World's No1 Stairway Evacuation Chair

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Lightweight, quick and easy to use

Fit for purpose at all times with annual support and training (PUWER)

Certificated competency training

Use on stairs between 28º and 40º angles including tight corners

Helps meet the duty of care under Health & Safety and Disability Discrimination Legislation

Helps meet obligations under Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Versatile - use along corridors, and down stairs

Evac+Chair is a universal emergency evacuation solution, widely accepted as an ingenious device for stairway descent. Smooth operation, enabling a single user to evacuate a colleague in an emergency is achieved by intelligent design, using continuous belts to
provide controlled descent over stair nosings in proportion to passenger weight.


FREE UK Nationwide on-site surveys

On-site surveys help ensure appropriate decisions are made based on specific location requirements and that the buyer meets their obligations under:-

Fire Regulations - Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Building Regulations
BS 5588 Part 8
Health & Safety at Work Act
PUWER - Fit for Purpose Regulations
Human Rights
Corporate Manslaughter
Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
Manual Handling
Vicarious Liability
UK Medical Devices Regulations

Evac+Chair International Ltd has 23 years experience in providing life-saving stairway evacuation solutions. In the UK, tens of thousands of Evac+Chairs are strategically-placed around buildings in the public, commercial and private sectors, as well on board ships, on construction sites and other locations to meet the “Duty of Care”, legal requirements and peace of mind.

Evac+Chair International Ltd has a team of Professionals, providing free UK nationwide on-site surveys to every organisation considering Emergency Stairway Escape Chairs as part of their Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP).

To arrange a free UK site survey, call
0845 230 2253 (local call rate - UK only)


Model Range

Three models of Evac+Chair - all built to the same exacting quality standard -
are designed to provide universal solutions. The Evac+Chair 300H and 300H
AMB (with larger heavy duty rear wheels) enable single user evacuation and
the Evac+Chair 600H comes with two extra handles for locations with difficult
access and two person operation. The IBEX TranSeat 700H enables stairway
ascent and descent without carrying, and is available in standard and narrow
widths suitable for assisted passenger transfers in aircraft.

Evac+Chair 300H
  PART NO. 1-300H

Standard model Evac+Chair with 150kg payload capacity, in use around the world for emergency evacuation of buildings.

Patient Restraints, Wall Mounted Hooks, Dust Cover, Photo Luminescent Signage & CD-Rom User Guide

Load Capacity - 150kg
Width - 52cm
Folded Size - H = 104cm   D = 20cm   W = 52cm
Weight - 9.5kg (unladen)

Evac+Chair 300H AMB   PART NO. 1-300H AMB

Standard model Evac+Chair with larger heavy duty rear wheels.

Patient Restraints, Wall Mounted Hooks, Dust Cover, Photo Luminescent Signage & CD-Rom User Guide

Load Capacity - 150kg
Width - 52cm
Folded Size - H = 104cm   D = 20cm   W = 52cm
Weight - 10.5kg (unladen)

Evac+Chair 600H Model   PART NO. 1-600H

Comes with 2 extra handles for locations with difficult access and 2 person operation.

Patient Restraints, Wall Mounted Hooks, Dust Cover, Photo Luminescent Signage & CD-Rom User Guide

Load Capacity - 150kg
Width - 60cm
Folded Size - H = 120cm   D = 30cm   W = 60cm
Weight - 11kg (unladen)

IBEX TranSeat 700H   
PART NO. 2-700H
Patient Transport Chair

IBEX TranSeat safely descends and ascends stairs without carrying. A narrow aisle option is
available for use in areas with restricted corridors, such as aircraft.

Wall Securing Brackets (non ambulance)
Oxygen Cylinder Holder, Dust cover

Load Capacity - 159kg
Width - 46cm / 40cm*
Folded Size - H = 110cm   D = 36cm   W = 46cm / 40cm*
Weight - 14.5kg / 14.4kg*

*Narrow aisle model option


MiniStretcher by EVAC+CHAIR

PART NO. 1-340

A World Leading Concept in Manual Handling

A versatile handling device for lifting patients, bed to bed transfers and for strategic stairway evacuation in conjunction with an Evac+Chair in a life saving emergency situation.

IMPORTANT: The MiniStretcher is designed for transferring incapacitated persons into
the Evac+Chair. It is NOT intended for use over long distances or as a substiute for
the Evac+Chair.

MiniStretcher by Evac+Chair is specially - designed to save lives in an emergency

MiniStretcher stays with the injured person throughout their journey
for comfort and onward transfers. MiniStretcher is manufactured from
tough waterproof, washable reinforced padded material, with a plastic board neck support.

MiniStretcher has padding on each side of a flexible plastic board, which adapts to the Evac+Chair and injured person, for comfort throughout the entire journey.

Max capacity: 150kg

Overall dimensions:
1350 x 430mm


Servicare - Evac+Chair Annual Maintenance Support

All Evac+Chairs are covered by a standard lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.

Evac+Chair International’s “Servicare” maintenance and inspection support ensures Evac+Chairs are fully operational, meet legal obligations and are ready for emergencies.

Servicare Support Includes:-

• Visual Inspection
• Renewal of any wearing parts
• Testing
• Recording & Reporting



Evac+Chair Training Courses

Evac+Chair offers two training courses depending on the level of training necessary:-

Key Trainer Masterclass®
A full day certificated "Train the Trainer" course to enable key staff to train 4 members of your staff in the effective use of the Evac+Chair.

Dedicated Escort/ Evac+Chair Operator Course
A 21/2 hour certificated course, training your staff on how to correctly use the Evac+Chair in an emergency.

All Courses, presented by Evac+Chair training specialists, cover every aspect of the roles of Dedicated Operators and Key Trainers.
All Delegates receive reference and training material. On Course completion, all Delegates meeting the training standards are Certificated and deemed competent for their roles.

AIM - To complete the Course and achieve a level of competence which will inspire
others to use the Evac+Chair confidently under any conditions.

OBJECTIVE - To have competent in-house trainers who will train Evac+Chair
Operators/Dedicated Escorts to provide assistance to the mobility impaired -
enabling them to reach a place of safety in the event of a fire or other emergency.

Regulations mean your staff need to be kept up-to-date and adequately trained in Emergency Escape Procedures for all, including the mobility impaired. Evac+Chair Training helps you meet legal obligations.



Evac+Chair Patient Carrier Seat   PART NO. 1-325
A portable transfer device for lifting incapacitated persons from a wheelchair into or out of an
Evac+Chair, where self-transfer is difficult.

Evac+Chair Alarm - Anti-theft device (size 13cm wide)   PART NO. 1-321
A battery operated, key-controlled siren which gives out an audible alarm when the Evac+Chair is detached from its housing.  

Evac+Chair Stand   PART NO. 1-318
A self standing black satin finished support suitable for mounting Evac+Chair, avoiding the need for wall mounting brackets.  

Comfy Seat   PART NO. 1-322C
A cushioned seat which provides additional comfort and support. The Comfy Seat clips to the seat frame of the Evac+Chair and can be purchased as a retrofit.

Evac+Chair Reception notice   PART NO. 1-314REC
A framed notice to visitors to a building reminding them of their responsibilities in an emergency evacuation.  

Wall mounted Evac+Chair cabinet (300H model only)   PART NO. 1-330
A secure epoxy painted metal cupboard for housing Evac+Chair under key-holder management.

Mini Stretcher by Evac+Chair   PART NO. 1-340
A versatile handling device for lifting patients, bed to bed transfers and for strategic stairway evacuation in conjunction with an Evac+Chair in a life saving emergency situation.    


Purchasing Criteria


Buying a non-genuine Evac+Chair may put your operator and passengers at risk and cost more in the long run.
When evaluating your intended purchase try before you buy and beware of imitations.
They may look the same from a picture but functionality may vary.

Consider these criteria:

1. Deployment

Preparation of the chair for operational use should be fast and simple. Tricky release mechanisms should not be waiting to trap the operator’s finger or hand, nor should the operator be expected to balance the chair with one hand whilst releasing skids, buckles or straps when the chair is occupied.

2. Weight of Unit
Weight is a major factor, particularly if the evacuation equipment is located in various parts of the building and needs to be carried to the passenger, or simply removed from its securing location.
Weight to strength ratio of the product is an important consideration, particularly with an upward trend in BMI (body mass index) throughout the population.

3. Ease of Transfer
The device must be designed to facilitate ease of transfer. PRM’s (person of reduced mobility) may require assistance and the product must be stable, open on both sides and provide passenger safety at all times. Ideally, where a wheelchair transfer takes place, both the wheelchair and evacuation chair should be of equal height and supported by an operator for extra stability.

4. Manoeuvrability
Most stairways comply with building regulations and provide 1.2 metres width on halls, stairs and landings. A good turning circle is required, and no extra physical exertion should be needed to get around those difficult landings and corners.

5. Speed of Descent
An able-bodied person can descend stairs at normal walking pace at a rate of 0.75 metres per second. An evacuation chair should be able to match this with a competent operator.
The Evac+Chair can comfortably achieve two flights of stairs in 15 seconds or four floors in a minute without blocking the stairs for other users.

6. Controlled Speed of Descent
The majority of evacuation chairs depend on a rotating belt drive mechanism to span two or more stair nosings. The concept was first invented by David Egen of Evac+Chair Corporation, USA, who designed / registered the Egen Polymatic v-belt as a friction braking device.

Using coefficient of friction the greater the weight of the passenger the greater is the friction. This friction is increased by adding leverage to the operator handle. We have found several chair types which have no friction and, therefore, no controlled speed of descent. Other devices require a cable brake and release mechanism.

Virtually all cable brake mechanisms use the “dead man brake” principle and are either “on” or “off” and do not provide a graduated increase or decrease of pressure experienced with, say, a bicycle.

7. Assembly Point
On reaching the assembly point the product should be free standing and comfortable. The passenger should never be left unattended or left alone, even with devices which have additional braking mechanisms.

8. After-Sales Support
Finally, check if your supplier can support your training needs and after-sales service. Ask how long the company has traded and where the manufacturing country of origin is.

9. Accreditation
Ask if the evacuation chair is registered with the MHRA (Medical & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) as a Medical Device Class I. After all, this is a life safety product and someone’s life may depend on it.