Hospital in the chair for evacuation safety
23 January 2013
York Hospital has about 3000 people on site each day that potentially require evacuation in an emergency situation, including patients who have heart and respiratory issues, serious injuries and those women in the third
With previous positive experience of Evac+Chair products, the hospital has installed an additional 20 chairs for its stairwells and in public access areas of the multi-storey car park, to serve as part of emergency evacuation plans. The chairs are very easy to use and can assist in emergency evacuation of vulnerable and mobility-impaired people.
The hospital has also invested in the Key Trainer Master Class programme which provides comprehensive training in the use of equipment so trained staff can instruct other employees, allowing knowledge of how to properly operate the chairs to be easily transferred within the hospital.