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Evac+Chair International unveils 900H powered evacuation chair

16 July 2021

EVAC+CHAIR International has successfully launched its first powered evacuation chair. The new 900H Power evacuation chair reduces manual handling, while also enabling mobility impaired individuals to be evacuated up or down 150 flights of stairs in one charge.

Since beginning its operations in Birmingham, the business has created manual evacuation chairs, supplying customers in over 50 countries including global businesses such as BP, Deloitte and Fujitsu.

Evac+Chair’s latest innovation – is a 24 V lithium-ion battery-operated chair featuring a powered belt track system.

The move towards powered technology is a key step in Evac+Chair’s growth journey, with the company rolling out the 900H Power evacuation chair to sectors including social care, education, leisure and retail, in addition to commercial workplaces.

Means of escape

Ges Wallace, managing director at Evac+Chair International, said: “Everyone has the right to a quick and safe means of escape from a building. Whether mobility impaired or able-bodied, we could all experience circumstances when it might be more difficult to exit a building in an emergency.”

He continued: “Our latest powered chair provides people with a safe and rapid method of upward or downward evacuation. It has been designed for single person evacuation and has enough power to transport a person up to 150 flights of stairs in one use. This latest innovation is a key milestone for Evac+Chair. It demonstrates the power of our R&D capabilities, as well as our commitment to the future of the evacuation and fire safety industry.”

US concept, UK manufacture

The Evac+Chair was invented with the aim of helping to save the lives of those with mobility impairments in an emergency, subsequently earning a place in the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York for its use.

The concept of the chair was invented by David Egen in the United States in 1982. Now licensed, the product is developed and manufactured by Evac+Chair in the UK.

*For more information on Evac+Chair International and the 900H Power evacuation chair visit: https://www.evacchair.co.uk/