As the biggest dedicated rugby union venue in the world and home to the England national rugby union team, Twickenham Stadium welcomes tens of thousands of visitors to each of its games. The health and safety of both its visitors and employees is of utmost importance. This includes having procedures and products that can safely and quickly assist in the emergency evacuation of the mobility impaired, should the need arise.

Evac+Chair is proud to have been selected to supply evacuation chairs to the stadium. While our products are relatively easy to use, we highly recommend key personnel are trained to deploy and use the chair by our expert team.

Gary Stocks, Head of Venue Operations at RFU, Twickenham Stadium, said: “Prior to lockdown, we had conferences and events happening seven days a week, with a large population of stewards on site daily. We regularly train our employees on evacuation plans and procedures, ensuring we have an adequate number of employees who can use the Evac+Chair.

“Twickenham Stadium recently welcomed a new Head Trainer, Victoria Savill, who is responsible for training key personnel in the deployment and use of the Evac+Chair. Twickenham Stadium signed up to the Evac+Chair Key Trainer Masterclass, training delegates to understand the fundamentals of


Twickenham Stadium, home of England Rugby, welcomes millions of visitors every year. Ensuring both employees and visitors can evacuate quickly in the event of an emergency is paramount. Here, Evac+Chair explains why it is proud to support the stadium in this endeavour.

operating the evacuation chair safely, but also allowing them to deliver training to other members of staff within their organisation.”

Victoria Savill, Venue Operations Supervisor at Twickenham Stadium, said: “Using the manufacturer as the training provider, rather than a third-party trainer, gave me the reassurance that I would be trained to use the chair in a correct and safe manner.

“Evac+Chair were able to deliver a COVID-safe on- site training course. The trainer was very informative and knowledgeable, his style put me at ease and the training course was well structured. I now feel extremely confident in training our staff and stewards at Twickenham.

“We are really pleased with the customer service from Evac+Chair and would strongly recommend their products and training courses. The evacuation chairs are lifesaving pieces of equipment and once you know how to use them correctly, it gives you the confidence if the need ever arose to be able to safely and quickly evacuate a mobility impaired person.”

If you would like to find out more about our products and training courses, please get in touch.

Call: 0121 706 6744

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