ABOUT ESCAPE MOBILITY
ESCAPE MOBILITY COMPANY PROVIDES HIGH QUALITY EVACUATION SOLUTIONS, LIKE THE PRODUCTS 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 an emergency situation, like fire, smoke alarm or gas escape, all people in the building need to evacuate as safe and quick 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 leaving the building, it is of upmost importance that evacuation equipment is available.
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.
Ensure that your general emergency situation plan (GEEP) and your personal emergency evacuation plan (PEEP) are up to date.
WHY CHOOSE ESCAPE MOBILITY COMPANY?
The Escape-Chair® is classified within the EU as a ‘medical device’ conforms to the provisions of the Medical Devices Regulation. All of our Escape-Chair®, Escape-Mattress® and Escape-Sheet® range of evacuation solutions are produced in Europe to ISO 9001 standard and is tested to TÜV certification. We also do building assessments on fire evacuation.
INNOVATION AND CUSTOMIZATION
Our escape products are developed in-house, this enables our Research and Development department to respond continuously to the wishes of our customers and also respond to the changes in the latest safety requirements. As a result of this it may imply the further development of an existing product or even the design of a completely new product. We can also manufacture customised accessories to our customers specifications.
COURAGE, INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE MARKET
THE HISTORY OF ESCAPE MOBILITY COMPANY DATES BACK TO 1987. IN THAT YEAR, THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, HERMAN VAN LEEUWEN, INTRODUCED A WHOLE NEW WAY OF EVACUATING PERSONS FROM BUILDINGS IN THE NETHERLANDS, GERMANY AND BELGIUM.
Seated in an evacuation chair, a person in need of some assistance could be transported down the steps of a staircase. Up until then, this evacuation method had been unknown in these countries and demonstrations drew large numbers of interested visitors.
At that time under the Company name ‘Handelsmaatschappij H. van Leeuwen’ and later the name ‘van Leeuwen Companies’, evacuation chairs were assembled and supplied.
Later, the name ‘van Leeuwen Companies’ was changed into ‘Escape Mobility Company’, in order to reflect within the name of the Company, the link between the Escape products and the Mobility products. These Mobility products are products intended for the regular transportation of persons and goods (via staircases).