The Excel Stair Evacuation Chair is designed to aid in the emergency evacuation of non-ambulant persons from the upper floors of a building via the staircase.
One of the simplest, most user-friendly stair evacuation chairs currently available, it has a single fold out action that automatically locks into the open position and a further simple one-action procedure to convert the chair from floor to stair mode, where the track system helps make a controlled descent.
Quick and easy to use in the event of fire or other emergency, the chair has a wide, flat seat and fold-down, load-bearing armrests to assist in patient transfer, and is sturdy and stable thanks to its permanent four-wheel design and single-point safety brake on the rear.
With an adjustable padded head rest and foot rest with additional leg strap, it can accommodate a wide range of patient sizes and conditions, from children to adults weighing up to 182kg. A multi-point adjustable body harness provides additional safety over a single belt, helping those with weak core strength and allowing for the evacuation of unconscious individuals.
Non-slip, ergonomic upper and lower operator handles provide the option to lift the chair over obstacles on the escape route or go up stairs if required. Depending on the size of the patient there is space for up to four operatives, however the Excel evacuation chair can be managed by a single person if needed.
Manufactured in the UK from washable, wipe-clean materials, the chair is wall-mounted when not in use and stores flat, under a wipe-clean cover. It comes with a full instruction manual and DVD user guide. Additional training on using stair evacuation chairs can also be provided.