We are pleased to tell you that we have brought our emergency evacuation equipment with us to the UWTSD SA1 Waterfront campus. The “stair crawler” is designed to evacuate wheelchair users in case of emergency. This is particularly important when the wheelchair user cannot be carried down the stairs – due to the chair being a life-support system in itself – and, of course, to preserve dignity.
One of our lecturers, Dr Tim Bashford, learned how it felt to be ‘evacuated’ today while training staff to use the equipment.
Here is the stair crawler (kept on charge when not in use):
…and the stair crawler in action: