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Evacuation Slyde by DQE

When the unforeseen happens, emergency preparedness can offer priceless peace of mind. The top priority in situations such as power outages, chemical spills, natural disasters, fires, violent attacks, or other emergencies is moving people to safety, including injured or immobile individuals. The Evacuation Slyde is an incredibly lightweight rescue sled that can assist in the evacuation of non-ambulatory persons. Safe, durable, and collapsible for easy storage, Slyde is an excellent way to keep lifesaving equipment at your fingertips.

The Importance of a Comprehensive Evacuation Plan

Slyde isn’t just for medical facilities. All businesses require a well-designed evacuation plan, should an emergency arise. [1] Most building owners, CEOs, and risk management supervisors post evacuation routes and even practice proper protocol for emergency escape. Unfortunately, many do not stop to think about what could happen should an immobile, injured, or disabled person need to be evacuated. A well-designed rescue plan involves the evacuation of every individual.

A Rescue Sled Designed for Efficiency and Safety

When emergencies happen, mere moments can be the difference between life or death. Slyde can be assembled in a matter of seconds so you can begin transport before first responders arrive.

In emergency situations, concern for the victim can result in instinctive action. Attempting to lift an immobile individual using improper techniques can lead to damage or bodily harm, for both the evacuee and the person assisting. Offering numerous features, Slyde works smarter rather than harder. With a sleek and intuitive design, Slyde can be effortlessly moved using a lead built-in strap, and maneuvered with ease by strong web handles which provide multi-point control for two to seven carriers.

When the unforeseen occurs, anxiety levels rise. Even though you may have undergone training and practiced evacuation protocol, it can be stressful when a real-time emergency is happening. We made sure Slyde would be easy to use, even under the most taxing and traumatic circumstances.

Extreme Dependability for Extreme Emergencies

Made from rugged, yet lightweight corrugated polypropylene, the standard Slyde is durable enough to hold individuals up to 500 pounds. The Bariatric Slyde is available for those up to 800 pounds. Slyde’s innovative design makes it possible to transport non-ambulatory individuals down stairs or over rough and uneven terrain to quickly and safely move them out of harm’s way.

Slyde is the Responsible Choice

For most businesses, a sound evacuation plan is even more than a safety issue. Should an individual be injured on your property, they can hold you liable for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. By being appropriately prepared for emergency situations, you and your business can avoid lawsuits and bad press.

Slyde Accessories

The Slyde Sleeve – a protective, wall-mountable casing – can store up to five Slydes. The Sleeve can be installed near your lifesaving equipment so you are always ready should the unexpected occur.

DQE also offers a rope belay system which can be used to assist the Evacuation Slyde in lowering evacuees safely down staircases. The belay system box, which serves as an anchor point for the rope, can be mounted on the wall near every stairwell so it’s always close at hand.

Complete Your Evacuation Plan with Slyde

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications. [2] Those who are disabled or immobile are entitled to safe transportation during evacuation protocol. The Evacuation Slyde is a simple and responsible solution for tending the needs of non-ambulatory individuals in emergency situations. In fact, no evacuation plan is complete without it.

Learn More about the Evacuation Slyde

The Evacuation Slyde is a sound investment that can offer assurance when it comes to your emergency escape plan. To learn more about Slyde, and how it can help your business, read our FAQs or visit our online resource center.

[1] https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_id=9726&p_table=standards

[2] https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/history/35th/1990s/ada.html