New products unveiled
23 January 2013
Evac+Chair will have two new products on show at Health & Safety Scotland. The first is the Evac+Chair 300H MK4. This new version of the evacuation chair has an increased payload capacity of 400lbs /182kg. The compan
The first is the Evac+Chair 300H MK4. This new version of the evacuation chair has an increased payload capacity of 400lbs /182kg. The company will also be showing its new Evac+Chair 440H. This new model has a payload capacity of 440lb / 200kg, providing an evacuation solution for heavier individuals.
Evac+Chair has also spoken out recently to warn businesses that they should be prepared for the evacuation needs of expectant mothers as pregnancy rates rise.
The company highlights reports that suggest the number of births in the UK is now at its highest since 1991.
Mark Wallace, Managing Director at Evac+Chair International, comments: "It is a legal requirement that employers carry out a risk assessment when they find out an employee is pregnant and this includes assessing the employee's personal evacuation plan.
"The majority of employers consider the measures for a safe evacuation of employees with walking difficulties, but they often ignore the risks to pregnant employees, particularly in the third trimester. Stress and fatigue are major considerations during an event such as an emergency building evacuation." Anyone wishing to discuss this issue in more detail can speak to one of the company's representatives on Stand 106 at Health & Safety Scotland.
The company is also running a competition in this issue of HSM to win a kindle. Readers just need to spot the 10 Evac+Chair logos which are hidden throughout the magazine - see full details below.