Emergencies happen. It’s an unfortunate, saddening part of the universe, but they happen at random and the best we can do is prepare and respond accordingly.
Proper emergency preparation and documented evacuation plans are required for workplaces, healthcare facilities, and other occupied buildings, along with drills being scheduled and carried out routinely. This brings us to the need for on-premise escape chairs. If you’re not sure what those are, escape chairs provide injured people and/or people with mobility issues a way to escape buildings with multiple levels, using stairs with the apparatus.
Having them on-premise stands to save lives. Here’s why they’re beneficial equipment we hope you’ll never need to use.
Whether someone is injured or someone has a disability, elevators are the first thing we’re taught to avoid when there’s an emergency in a multi-story building. Handicap evacuation chairs are built for this scenario. Providing single-person operational ease, people with injuries or mobility handicaps can easily and quickly use the stairs and exit to safety.
For people who have been injured in an emergency situation, stability during an evacuation is important for safe ambulance recovery. Potentially serving as sitting stretchers, escape chairs give smooth support and comfortable, yet strong bodily stability while exiting a building. Avoiding injury in transit is of utmost importance when transporting someone who has experienced trauma.
Multiplicity of design
Every facility has different structures and different people. Together, that presents a vast array of different potential emergency needs. While the escape chair is excellent, it can’t serve every purpose. Hence, there are multiple designs for different uses, places, body types, and operational demands. Take a good look at your space and the people who consistently occupy it. Place those potential needs and plan accordingly. Remember that it’s always better to have and not need than to need and not have. This is especially true in emergency situations.
We wish the world didn’t have emergencies. Living on wishes is no way to support the safety of the people in your facility. Plan for things you hope to never experience and provide supports you hope to never use. Either way, having them in the face of the unknown is just another comfortable support to have in your playbook.