The University of London College of Communications Elephant & Castle had a staff member working on the 13th floor. The college needed to provide an evacuation plan for the staff member.
What we found
We found that as in many cases evacuation chairs such as skid/friction belt chairs used over 4 floors, needed two person operation and more than one team of two to effect an evacuation due to the fatigue of this type of equipment in operation.
The Power Trac SC3 evacuation chair provided a one-person powered evacuation chair solution. Because the unit is powered for up and down evacuation, all one attendant has to do is simple press one button to activate the unit. This solution also allowed other members of the fire marshal teams to be utilised elsewhere and due to the ease of use allowed less highly trained people to be attendants.