The Evacuation Ski Sheet has been used in some very high-profile fires, the best example of which was the Royal Marsden Hospital Fire, in London, January 2008, when a complete evacuation of the hospital was required. This included the evacuation of the ICU and operating theatres, where one patient was undergoing extensive surgery. Staff at the hospital evacuated more than 40 patients from the fourth floor, on their mattresses, using the Evacuation Ski Sheet, which was available on each bed.
- The Evacuation S all you are all you need ki Sheet has been safety tested to a maximum weight of 250kg.
- The recommended safe working load for a Ski Evacuation Sheet is 120kg for two people
- Beware of imitations or equipment that has not received third party certification; you cannot afford for your evacuation aid to fail when in use
- The genuine Ski Evacuation Sheet is provided with seat-belt style IMMI buckles
- Where escape routes or stairways are too narrow for mattress evacuation, Ski Evacuation Sheet should not be used other evacuation aids such as Evacuation Ski Pad can often be used safely in such environments
- When considering the selection of an evacuation aid, it is also essential to determine the particular risks that staff may encounter utilising such equipment
- Another critical element of an evacuation aid is its method of construction; you need to be confident that the device you have chosen is robust, and offers protection to the patient/resident when they are being evacuated to a place of safety.
A product information video is available below; it is not intended to be a substitute for training as no video can correct handling errors or bad habits. Certified training is available on this product Evacuation Aid Training Course.