The new video of 2020 is here: Leave No One Behind

Here it is. The new video of S-CAPEPLUS is live. You can use the evacuation mat to rescue people with reduced mobility during emergencies. Also via staircases. The evacuation aid is being used by many organisations, such as schools, companies, hotels, healthcare facilities & more. If you haven’t seen the video yet, please check it out below:

January 7th, 2020|Categories: S-CAPEPLUS Evacuation Mattress|

Back pain is a serious health issue for paramedics

Lower back pain is a serious health issue for paramedics Paramedics have physically demanding jobs. They need to carry heavy equipment. They also need to stand, bend, lift, crouch and kneel, often for longer periods of time. Therefore, paramedics are at a high risk of developing lower back pain. This health condition is attributed to the physical demands of a paramedic’s work. Studies by De Gruyter and The Australasian Journal of Paramedicine (TAJOP) emphasize that back pain is a serious health issue for paramedics. Also fatigue during long shifts plays an important role. Being tired contributes to less attention to best practice in manual handling. Acute [...]

Evacuation Sheet S-CAPEPOD – Budget Model is coming: December 13th

A Budget Evacuation Sheet Every year, we receive multiple tender requests from governmental hospital across the globe. This type of requests usually concerns Evacuation Sheets (750+ units or more). We always need to compete with two other companies and thus their products. As you'll understand, we'd always put forward the S-CAPEPOD, the Swiss Army Knife of the Evacuation Sheets. And of course, a Swiss Army Knife comes with a price. While this Premium Product is very much liked by hospital managers, there were two frustrating moments in 2019. The hospital board and the health and safety managers preferred to go for our Swiss Army Knife. Nevertheless, they couldn’t make the [...]

December 2nd, 2019|Categories: S-CAPEPOD Evacuation Sheet|Tags: , |

Introducing The Retmex Rescue Sheets

The Retmex Story Unfolded It all started with a Dutch firefighting service in the summer of 2018. They had faced serious problems with evacuating unconscious individuals during house fires, especially when these victims suffered from thermal burns. As a result of these thermal burns, the victim's skin would become extremely weak. The fire commander brought up the biggest issue with evacuating someone with thermal burns: 'When time is critical, you need to move quickly, so you grab the victim by the arms or legs and drag him / her to safety. The big problem is that you have no hold on a skin with thermal burns. [...]

September 16th, 2019|Categories: Retmex|

Three reasons why the Wall Cover storage bag is changed

Evacuation Mattress S-CAPEPLUS has a new storage bag. In January, 2016, we launched the first version of the Wall Cover storage bag. Throughout the years, the storage bag for the evacuation mattress became almost a standard item for most of the users. It is the ultimate way to store your evacuation device to walls. It is suitable for the Basic Model and the Premium Model. After three years, it was time to change things. In this post - we are highlighting three reasons why the Wall Cover is changed. 1. The recycle process of PVC is difficult In 2016 we decided to use PVC. It was rigid and easy to manufacture. [...]

February 28th, 2019|Categories: S-CAPEPLUS evacuatiematras|

This evacuation video with an alternating pressure mattress is worth watching

No matter where you are based or what you are doing now, when you are working with healthcare clients, it is very likely that you come across 'anti-decubitus mattresses'. Also known as inflatable mattresses, active pressure relief mattresses or alternating pressure mattresses. This kind of mattress is capable of providing the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers. All in all, it's a great product. But we were getting more and more questions, like: 'How do you rescue a person, laying on this kind of mattress, in a emergency situation?'  When you come across these mattresses on the Intensive Care units or for long-term care, you are now able to help these patients escape during an [...]

February 5th, 2019|Categories: S-CAPEPOD evacuatiedoek|

“We need more trees – Place an Order*, Plant a Tree”

At Tetcon, creating and helping is at the heart of everything we do. We started Tetcon to help your organisation with the power of smart and technical textile solutions, which we believe should also consider how we interact with the world around us. In the process of becoming a better powerhouse in textiles and as creators of hi-tex evacuation equipment, we became more concerned about the importance of leaving the earth better than we found it. You’ve shown your support ever since, now the ‘Place an Order, Plant a Tree’ endeavour is our way of giving back in appreciation. It’s our way of helping you, your customers as well as the environment. Your purchases [...]

December 28th, 2018|Categories: Other posts|

“We have no clue how to evacuate a person from a building in flames, but then we met you….. “

Today it is Monday. Before we are going to end a fantastic year, there’s another exciting thing that we need to tell you. Please note that this information was only available to resellers yet and now also for you while reading this. “We have no clue how to evacuate a person from a building in flames, but then we met you….. “ It was Summer 2018 when I received a phone call. It was a fire fighting service from the Brabant region. He told me that his team had faced several issues with evacuating unconscious individuals from a building in flames. They could not find a proper solution for this. There [...]

December 16th, 2018|Categories: Evacuation|

All-new Bodypod takes flight

Tetcon today introduced an all-new Bodypod bringing an easy-to-clean material, easy-to-use carry handles and a new design to the transfer mattress for body removal services.  Due to the new material, the Bodypod is now much easier to clean. The inside is made of a PU cover, this is water repellent which means that a worker can easily clean the device with a detergent. Also the colour is changed. First we used a fabric in marine blue, but now it is made from a black material. By adding carry handles to the side of the Bodypod, it becomes easier to transfer someone to a stretcher or brancard.  "With the Bodypod, we [...]

November 28th, 2018|Categories: Other posts|Tags: |

How safe are your bariatric patients in an emergency? Tetcon announce exclusive partnership

Benmor Medical are delighted to announce an exciting exclusive partnership with Tetcon – Textile Technical Concepts, bringing their innovative bariatric emergency evacuation equipment to the UK market. The continued growth of Benmor Medical in the UK bariatric market has presented them with this great opportunity to work with a like-minded company in Tetcon. In an emergency situation, it is crucial that everyone in the building can reach a point of safety as quickly as possible. For a bariatric patient this may be a challenge, do you have a policy in place for their safe evacuation? With this new range of easy-to-use bariatric evacuation S-CAPEPODS available exclusively through Benmor Medical, we can [...]

October 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Evacuation mattress test: 19 stories in 9 minutes

To show the durability and speed of the evacuation mattress (basic model of S-CAPEPLUS), Tetcon conducted a test inside Blok 59, Eindhoven. This year - many resellers, customers and partners were asking us: "How long does it take to descend via a X number of staircases with the S-CAPEPLUS evac mattress?" To be honest, we could not give a solid answer. Every building, every staircase, every user and every victim is different. All these 'factors' have an effect on that time. Anyhow, we wanted to show evidence how quickly you can descend during a vertical evacuation. Therefore, we decided to do an evac mattress test in a multi-storey building (19 floors) [...]

September 21st, 2018|Categories: S-CAPEPLUS Evacuation Mattress|Tags: |

SAWO exhibition in Poznan, Poland

You could find us at the SAWO exhibition (Poznan, Poland) on 24th, 25th and 26th of April. We went to the exhibition together with Pawel Mazowski from 4Care Poland. 4Care is distributing Tetcon's evacuation sheets and evacuation mattresses inside Poland. It's always a special moment to do an exhibition with a partner. Therefore, we want to say thank you to 4Care and Pawel for his support and enthusiasm.  Check out the photos below: Do you want to know more about these evacuation aids and how they can help you organisation? Please contact us for more information.

April 28th, 2018|Categories: Other posts|