As work presses ahead towards the completion of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ready for its opening in September 2018, Evacusafe UK is proud to announce the company has secured the tender for the provision of all evacuation equipment for the brand-new state of the art premier league facility.
Spurs football club has ordered a total of 40 Evacusafe Excel Evacuation Chairs to be strategically placed throughout the facility. The chairs are designed to enable the safe evacuation of anyone suffering from one of the various forms of mobility impairment in the event of an emergency evacuation, such as a fire. An individual’s mobility could be impaired for a multitude of reasons: mental or physical disability, an injury, obesity or even the latter stages of pregnancy.
The Evacusafe Excel Chair is the company’s best-selling product and can be found worldwide in a huge variety of commercial and residential buildings. The products sit proudly in Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and has been used for other prestigious sporting events such as the Ryder Cup and the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham, to name but a few.
Tony Gill, Director of Evacusafe, said “Evacusafe are delighted to have been selected from the main players in the fire, health and safety industry. Our Excel Evacuation Chair has become our flagship model around the world. The new stadium is an enormous project and has been compared to Heathrow Terminal 5 in scale and, according to media sources, it’s reported to have cost £850million, and will provide an extremely prestigious new home for Spurs Football Club. As always with any sporting event, public safety is of paramount importance, and the equipment the club has purchased from us ensures there’s an equal opportunity of a safe escape for everyone, regardless of mobility”.
In addition to the provision of goods, Evacusafe is also putting together a bespoke training program which will teach staff members how to safely and correctly use the equipment if the need arises. As well as learning to follow best practise guidelines, users are also made aware of the difficulties faced by those who are mobility-impaired as well as any current applicable legislation. This is the only available training package that has been fully and independently accredited by RoSPA.
To view full details of the Excel Evacuation Chair, including a demonstration video, please click here: https://www.evacusafe.co.uk/products/evacuation-chair-excel-model/.