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Using Evacuation Chairs from NFEX

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states ‘It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees’. Nationwide Fire Extinguishers sell a reasonably priced range of evacuation chairs to aid the safe evacuation of mobility-impaired staff, residents or customers. We also sell other evacuation equipment including escape ladders and a ‘ski-sheet’.


Our Ski – Sheet assists with the mattress evacuation of bed -bound patients without the need for lifting the patient. The ski sheet is secured beneath the mattress and held in place by elastic, corner loops. In an emergency, the straps are unrolled and buckled up across the chest and legs of the patient to enable them to be safely moved to safety without being removed from their mattress. This is very important for fragile or elderly patients. 

Our Transit range contains a lightweight chair, which has front swivel wheels, is ideal for transferring patients through corridors and lifts and folds away to a slim size for storage. Designed for comfort and strength, this superior Transit evacuation chair is ideal for transporting patients through corridors and stairwells. Versatile and manoeuvrable, these chairs are comfortable and good value. Transit evacuation chairs have been designed to reduce the need for lifting, for superior manoeuvrability in small spaces and smooth easy movement up and down the stairs using a pioneering tri-wheel system. They are invaluable part of any risk management plan in public buildings, schools, offices etc.