What is Skid?

Skid is an evacuation chair, that is a chair that allows a single person, without effort or technical training, to carry another one up or down a staircase (two people are required to go up).

Evacuation chairs are an increasingly popular device, the importance of which has become tragically evident with events of September 11, 2001, which showed that their presence can not be considered a luxury but an absolute necessity - in all places that do not want to discriminate anybody in terms of a quick and safe evacuation.

The stair-chairs have a low cost, do not require periodic onerous reviews, and are a clear sign of the attention of the structures to the accessibility and the elimination of architectural barriers.

Technical sheet Skid-E
Technical sheet Pro Skid-E
Technical sheet Skid-Ok

How does Skid work?

The special self-braking slides of Skid allow the operator to conduct the transported downstair effortlessly and easily. Downstair, the effort of transportation and braking is transferred to the spin system. Upstair, the retractable handles allow a safe make transportation avoiding stress for the lumbar area of the operators.


Where is Skid needed?

In any multi-level building, is good to remember that the lifts - if they are - can break down or be turned off for safety reasons or maintenance.

Who is responsible for security in these buildings, must provide an alternative solution for the transportation of people who are - even temporarily - unable to ambulation.

Many nations have imposed or are imposing laws for the installation of evacuation chairs in workplaces, schools, and structures that register a significant passage of people.

The presence of Skid should be seriously considered in the following areas:

  • Public amenities (schools, museums, etc.)
  • Sport stadiums
  • Airports
  • Residential buildings
  • Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Sheltered accommodation and rest homes
  • Railway stations
  • Shopping malls
  • Building sites
  • Hotel
  • Shipping (commercial and leisure)

How to find Skid?

Skid is designed, produced and distributed by:

Spencer Italia s.r.l. a socio unico
Via Provinciale, 12
43038 - Sala Baganza (PR)

Telephone +39 0521 541111 | Fax +39 0521 541222 | E-mail export@spencer.it | Web www.spencer.it

VAT No. IT01633870348

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

  1. What is Skid and how does it work?
  2. Where to use Skid?
  3. When to use Skid?
  4. Skid can be used only in case of evacuation?
  5. How to use Skid?
  6. Is it necessary to have a particular training to use Skid?
  7. How secure is Skid?
  8. What is Skid's loading capacity?
  9. The seating posture is secure for everybody?
  10. Can Skid be used to transport an unconscious person?
  11. Can Skid be used to move up the stairs?
  12. How many persons are needed to use Skid?
  13. The materials used to produce Skid will deteriorate?
  14. What is the durability of the gliding system?
  15. What kind of maintenance does Skid need?
  16. Where to store Skid?
  17. Can Skid be stored outside?
  18. Is Skid easy to clean?
  19. The instructions are always at hand?
  20. How many models are there?
  21. In how many countries is Skid sold?
  22. Is it possible to see the chair in action?


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