Escape Mobility Company

Specialist in Airport/Terminal Evacuation & Mobility Solutions for PRM’s

Escape Mobility Company has provided high quality airport PRM evacuation solutions, like the Escape-Chair® and Escape-Mattress®, since 1987.

Our International Company is located in The Netherlands (Head Office), Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany and USA. In addition, Escape Mobility Company is represented by a network of distributors worldwide who supply our evacuation products in their own region.

Why Evacuation Products?
In case of a calamity, like fire, smoke alarm, abandoned luggage or gas escape, all people in the Terminal need to be evacuated as safe and quickly as possible. However, in case the elevator cannot or may not be used, using the stairs to leave the building is the only option. In case there are people present that need extra assistance (PRM’s) to leave the building, it is of upmost importance that evacuation equipment is available.

ACI Handbook for Airports and PRM
The ACI, Airports Council International, recently issued the new handbook for airports around the world. This manual is mainly aimed at airport operators. It is intended to help airports improve the accessibility of air travel for passengers with disabilities, including people with reduced mobility (PRM`s).

The recommendations in this handbook are designed to effectively help airports with disabilities to design new facilities and improve existing facilities. ACI hopes that the implementation of the recommendations will contribute significantly to the goal of airports without obstacles.

A separate chapter (pages 133-134) is entirely about evacuation and the recommendation of using evacuation aids.

Besides, the 12th edition/May 2018/Amendment 1, of the ECAC doc 30 now demands the availability of evacuation chairs in all EU Airports (Ecac DOC30 SL-9). The NEB / Civil Aviation audits this.
(page 235 – Art. 7 and Annex I Reg (EC) 1107/2006 5.9.11 Doc. 30 5.9 & Annexes 5C & 5D Doc 30).

Who is at Risk?
People with visible limitations to use the stairs like people with knee or leg injuries, elderly, pregnant women, people with obesity and disabled people. Also people with invisible limitations like heart- or lung problems, mentally disabled, disorientated people and people with a fragile condition need assistance to evacuate quickly in case of an emergency.

Our Airport references so far:
Amsterdam Schiphol – AMS
Prague Int. – PRG
Rome Fiumicino – FCO
Dresden – DRS
Aeroporto di Puglia – BRI
Munich – MUC
Kevlavik – KEF
Malta – MLA
Frankfurt – FRA
Berlin Brandenburg – BER
Clermont Ferrand – CFE
Cardiff – CWL
Bergen – BGO

Our staff have been trained by experts in PRM handling so that makes us the Specialist in Airport/Terminal evacuation & mobility solutions for PRM handling.

More information about terminal evacuation can be found here.

Company Profile

  • PRM Terminal Evacuation

    Terminal evacuation… not your daily business. It is ours.

    Make sure you are prepared for the evacuation of the terminals including the PRM’s. Not only fire, smoke, bomb alert or left luggage but technical failures as well can cause problems for the evacuation of PRMs.

    An Escape-Chair® is the solution to evacuate PRMs, from your airport terminal to the assembly point, in a seated position down a flight of stairs. Quick and safe.

    It starts with a visit from one of our Airport specialists who will take a tour through the complete Airport (site survey). Recommendations will follow after the complete survey.

    Besides having the equipment present the Airport / ground handler also must take note of the training aspect. Only trained staff are allowed to use any kind of evacuation equipment.

    There are 2 training options:

    1.  Operator training (1,5 hours for 4-6 people)
    2.  Train the Trainer session (4 hours for 4 people).

    More information can be found here

    Training will always be given by an experienced Escape Mobility specialist in Airport / PRM evacuation.

    Another topic is the maintenance of the equipment (servicing):

    Escape Mobility Company offers different service options. From one-off maintenance to a mulit-year maintenance agreement. Everything is possible! Our customer focused teams are always happy to accommodate the the needs of their customers.

    More information can be found here

    The purchase of the equipment, the training cost of the staff and the maintenance costs can all be funded with the use of the PRM fund!

  • Getting PRM’s up and down stair cases inside the terminal

    Getting PRMs UP and DOWN staircases in seated position.

    Escape Mobility Company is an innovative company. We prove this by finding new helpful solutions for evacuation or mobility issues for Airports worldwide. Lately we introduced a narrow version of our Escape-Chair® VOLT (only 40cm wide).

    With this solution the service provider would be able to transport the PRM up and down the terminal staircases in a seated position. The track system provides a smooth, safe and easy climbing / descending of the stair case.

    Advantages system Escape-Chair VOLT (narrow) compared to the older known stair climbers: easier to operate, safer to operate, faster in handling, more comfortable for PRM.

    More information can be found here

  • Training in the Use of Evacuation Equipment

    Escape Mobility Company doesn’t only supply high quality evacuation equipment. We are also able to train airport staff, security staff, service provider staff etc… in the use of evacuation equipment.

    Purchasing the equipment (from the available EU fund) is step one. The next step is making sure trained staff is available. Without trained staff it is impossible to operate evacuation chairs in a safe way.

    Be Prepared for an Evacuation

    As the nominated responsible person, it is your job to ensure that staff are trained in the use of evacuation equipment in the workplace. Not only this but they need to have the confidence to assist a vulnerable colleague in a crisis and to help them evacuate a building, regardless of it being as part of an annual fire drill or if it is a real emergency.

    Don’t put people at risk! Always ensure that training is carried out in their own building, using their own evacuation equipment. As the training is very site specific, there needs to be an assessment of the type of building, as well as its usage. Together with any awareness of staff/public issues that should have been identified or need to be identified.

    Escape Mobility training is site-specific, so your staff are trained to use the evacuation equipment and powered stair climbers in their own building so that you know that it will fit into your own fire evacuation & people moving procedures.

    Training costs can be financed by the use of the EU PRM fund as well.

    More Information can be found here

Products

Escape-Chair® CF

This Escape-Chair® is designed especially for people who have a higher risk mobility issue and for wheelchair users (PRM’s). The armrests give the occupant a feeling of safety during the evacuation and can be used to …

Escape-Chair® ST-B

This Escape-Chair® is most suitable for helping you to meet your minimum legal requirement (General Emergency Evacuation Plan – UK) for your (public) terminal or when you have budgetary constraints. This model has basic features only, …

Escape-Chair® VOLT

This model has been especially designed to provide you with powered battery support for evacuating or rescuing people both down or up the stairs of the terminal. The Escape-Chair® VOLT is powered by battery and has an easy to …

Escape-Carry Chair® CF

Just like the Escape-Chair®, the Escape-Carry Chair® is equipped with glidebelt cassettes which allow evacuation over the stairs. In addition to this the Escape-Carry Chair® has a carrying bracket and carrying handles which makes it also …

Escape-Mattress® FOLD

The Escape-Mattress® Fold is an evacuation mattress that can be folded double. This makes it easy to move and store. Once unfolded this evacuation mattress is immediately ready to use. This mattress can be stored both …

Company News

Escape Mobility Company present at Interschutz Hannover (D)

Escape Mobility Company is proud to announce that it will be present at the Interschutz Expo in Hannover this year (15-20 June). This is the leading expo for rescue services worldwide. Discover the full range of …

Contact

Escape Mobility International BV
Bocholtzerweg 14C
NL-6369 TG Simpelveld
Netherlands
  • +31-455280670
  • +31-613969992