Every building needs a reliable evacuation system
The September 11th events changed the world for ever but have also been an opportunity to revise evacuation and first-aid procedures as never before.
The truth is that the request for evacuation is a less probable necessity in case of a terrorist attack than in that everyday life, like during natural disasters, gas leakages, chemical disasters, black-out or fire.
September 11th taught us also that, during an emergency evacuation, assistance is necessary not only for the disabled. In many cases, assisted evacuation may become a necessity due to severe disabilities, age or advanced mental and / or physical stress.
It is a reality that today logistic emergency operators recognize the value and the importance of products which render evacuations much more efficient.
Spencer’s Solution: Skid Series
The most relevant technical/aesthetic novelty of this article is the adoption of passive caterpillar belts which effortlessly glide downstairs, with an elevated level of security.
On landing, the constructive geometry of the unit transfers all weight on the main wheels to allow turning and movement. Moreover, the Pro Skid version is equipped with front AND rear telescopic handles which allow upstairs transport. A careful examination of the whole chair will reveal a seat that has been very carefully studied; aesthetically and in its conceptually free styling.
The aggresivity has been achieved by the mixing of technical requirements. For example the tortuous conformation of the welded frame or the obvious originality of the seating posture. The precocity of the aesthetics is underlined by the distribution of the angles, the backrest that can be telescopically inclined, the adjustable headrest and the handles for transportation that can also be detached from the chair itself.
Innovative design and the maximum of security possible when in use, make the new Skid Series an absolute novelty within the environment of evacuations and transport.
Skid Series: Spencer’s solution for safer, faster and better evacuation.
Case study performed by the Gent Academic Hospital (Belgium):
“ Positive characteristics of the Spencer Skid Evacuation Chair:
- With the SKID you can ride, get down of the stairs and continue riding without having to take any action (opening the wheels, ...)
- Handle is about 20 cm longer, which makes it possible the go down on the stairs in a more ergonomical way
- The wheels are big, which makes it possible to ride much more easily
- A person to be evacuated sits more comfortably
- The seat is removeable ”