FACT: The Fire & Rescue Service are not responsible for ensuring everyone evacuates a building safely in the event of a fire.
There is a legal requirement for employers, service providers and building owners to ensure the safe evacuation of mobility impaired persons in the event of an emergency.
Article 4 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) requires that “The responsible person must make "general fire precautions” in relation to premises, subject to -
- measures in relation to the means of escape from the premises;
- measures for securing that, at all material times, the means of escape can be safely and effectively used
GLOBEX Evacuation Chairs provide cost effective method of compliance whilst ensuring the safe evacuation of non-ambulant persons from the upper or lower levels of buildings in the event of an emergency or when lifts can not be used due to maintenance or a power failure.
- Choosing the right chair
- Do you need to go up stairs?
- Worried about weight?
- GLOBEX Evacuation Chair training & Maintenace?
The range of GLOBEX evacuation chairs covers all bases and in order to meet your legal obligations, it’s imperative that the chair you acquire adequately suits your needs. There are several variables to take into account when deciding which chair to choose including:
- Do you need to go UP stairs to evacuate?
- Is weight and size of the chair an issue?
In some circumstances you may need to transport physically impaired persons up a flight of stairs; whilst a standard evacuation chair will not facilitate this, a number of chairs in the Globex range do.
The telescopic carry facility of the GLOBEX Evacuation Chair 2 (GEC2) allows two people to carry one person upstairs and over obstructions.
The GLOBEX Evacuation Chair 3 (GEC3) is narrower than the GEC2 and also offers carry handles for up stair transportation. Its narrow frame makes it ideal for buildings in which there are exceptionally narrow stairwells.
Whilst all GLOBEX evacuation chairs are easy to operate, we understand that in some cases you may require a more lightweight solution.
The GLOBEX Evacuation Chair 4 (GEC4)’s polished aluminium build makes it significantly lighter than your standard chair whilst retaining all the qualities of the GLOBEX Evacuation Chair 1 (GEC1).
Our certficiated training courses are tailored to your needs, and provide your staff with the necessary knowledge to attain the level of proficiency and confidence required to safely evacuate the physically impaired in an emergency evacuation.
We offer both Train A Trainer & Train An Operator services which ensure that you meet your legal obligations, and as part of our five year compliance plan, will keep your workplace PUWER compliant.
GLOBEX evacuation chairs need to meet the requirements of PUWER in that equipment provided for work is safe for use, maintained in a safe condition and inspected to ensure it is correctly installed and does not subsequently deteriorate.
Our specialists follow a rigirous 31 point checklist when carrying out maintenance on your GLOBEX Evacuation Chairs, and any work that needs to be done to them is carried out on site.
GLOBEX Evacuation Products are the only evacuation products approved by London Fire Brigade Enterprises (LFBE). LFBE is the trading arm of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA).
The LFEPA operate the London Fire Brigade who have 150 years of experience in the fire and rescue sector. They aim to be the provider of choice for clients who require a world-class solution to fire, resilience and community safety-related applications, through consultancy, training or direct service delivery.