Evacuation chairs

As a Class 1 Medical Device, an evacuation chair should be regularly serviced and maintained to ensure its safe operation and that the equipment you are providing meets the requirements of PUWER regulation. You need to ensure that it is:

  • Suitable for use for the purpose and conditions in which it is to be used
  • Maintained in a safe condition so that people’s health and safety is not at risk
  • Inspected, in certain circumstances, to ensure that it is and continues to be safe for use..

Records must be kept of the inspection or service and it should be carried out by a competent person who has the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to perform the task.