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July 4, 2018

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Evacuation Chairs

Evac+Chair launches new flexible chair

Evac+Chair International launched its latest building evacuation product, IBEX+ at Safety & Health Expo 2018, as well as promoting ongoing work to assess the ‘changing nature of risk’.

evac+chairEasy to use and designed for optimum safety and comfort, the IBEX+ evacuation chair has been developed to cope with more challenging terrain and to ascend or descend full spiraled staircases and other tight or narrow stairways that other evacuation chairs would be unable to negotiate.

Evac+Chair manufactures products designed to help mobility-impaired people descend a staircase in any emergency with the helper neither needing to lift nor have great physical strength.

Gerard Wallace, Managing Director of Evac+Chair International, said: “Everyone attending The Safety & Health Expo is here to raise standards by seeking out best practice and the latest products and services, both individually and as a sector. The event is a great platform for our team to advise decision-makers on the latest equipment available and help to ensure that the solutions they specify for their buildings are fit for purpose and meet the needs of all the people who use them.”

Visitors to the company’s stand at the show received a voucher entitling them to a free site survey for their business, via Evac+Chair International’s team of safety professionals. Onsite surveys are a vital tool in helping businesses to choose evacuation solutions that not only comply with building and health and safety regulations, but are also tailored to suit their specific workforce, building and location requirements.

Evac+Chair industry roundtable highlights changing nature of risk

Evac+Chair was also on hand to promote an upcoming whitepaper – ‘The changing nature of risk’ – which draws on the views of industry experts to consider the factors that are driving closer scrutiny of evacuation practice and procedures in a diverse range of scenarios.

Experts from fire, health and safety and facilities management joined Evac+Chair International to debate the Changing Nature of Risk at a roundtable event in Birmingham.

Guests were invited to consider how the modern workplace is changing, where and how the terrorism threat is impacting on policy and behaviours, what impact the design and accessibility of the built environment is having on emergency procedures and training, as well as how to meet the needs of an older or mobility-impaired workforce.

Ian Thompson, Sales and Marketing Director at Evac+Chair International, said: “It’s not just fire, flooding or even terrorism that is influencing the changing nature of risk. There are more subtle changes at play. From building design to workforce diversity, there are many reasons why businesses and organisations need to rethink their approach to risk especially when it comes to the safety and wellbeing of the people visiting, working or living in buildings of all kinds.

“The roundtable debate was well-informed and the attendees provided some valuable insights which will contribute to a white paper on the Changing Nature of Risk.”

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