In any building over two stories high, if there is a power failure or a fire, the
electricity is turned off and the lifts or elevators then cannot be used. It is
difficult and probably impossible, for people in wheelchairs or using Zimmer
Frames or walking sticks, to walk down stairs. The ResQme can be used in
office buildings, theatres, libraries, hospitals, schools, etc.
Even if a handicapped person does not work in the building, a handicapped
visitor could be in the building when there is a power failure or fire, and they
will not be able to use the stairs to evacuate. When not in use, the ResQme
can hang from a hook or be stored in a cupboard, ready to use when an
evacuation is necessary.