Evacuation Chair Training
Any emergency situation can be a worrying experience for anyone involved. In particular mobility impaired, disabled or elderly persons may find it especially distressing. Having specialist evacuation tools such as evacuation chairs or rescue-sheets, in place can address your legal obligations as a company, business or organisation. However anyone who may be tasked with using the equipment, whether that’s a general employee or a dedicated member of staff, such as a Fire Warden or First Aider, will want to know how to use the equipment safely and effectively.
In addition to the person carrying out an evacuation, the actual evacuee will feel a lot safer and secure in knowing that they are in the expert hands of a fully trained helper, who will be able to reassure them that they know how to correctly use the equipment.
If you’re required to use a tracked evacuation chair, transit chair or rescue-sheet to carry out an emergency evacuation, then you really should know exactly how to use the equipment to ensure you provide a safe and comfortable evacuation for the evacuee.
Evacusafe’s evacuation chair training courses teach you everything you need to know to give you the knowledge and peace of mind to safely use the tracked chairs by following best practice guidelines. Our courses can also be tailored for other brands of evacuation equipment, as well as transit chairs and rescue-sheets. All of our courses are fully certified and have been approved by leading risk assessment and safety bodies in the UK.
As well as teaching you and your staff how to safely operate the equipment and how to carry out the safe evacuation of mobility impaired people, our course also make you aware of the difficulties and issues faced by mobility impaired people and bring you up-to-date with all relevant current legislation.
We provide on-site training courses, where a member of our specialist training team visits you at your location to carry out the training. In addition to this we also offer some of our courses online, where they can be taken using a computer at a time and location that is most convenient to you. Due to the low cost at which we are able to offer our online training, this often works out the most cost-effective way for large companies to train their staff.
We offer two levels of training:
Basic Operator Training Course; this involves a short theory session followed by a practical demonstration in which delegates participate and gain practical hands-on experience of using an Evacuation Chair, Transit Chair or Rescue-sled. Basic Operator Training is ideal for smaller companies who are constrained by time (a session for four people lasts one hour) or very large companies looking to train large numbers of staff in a short time span.
Key Trainer Course; this involves an experienced instructor coming to your organisation to train staff to a Key Trainer level, enabling them to cascade the Basic Operator Training to other members of staff within your organisation. This is a cost-effective way of keeping the skill in-house. This type of course is often referred to as ‘Train the Trainer Training’. Not only will this enable you to standardise an in-house training programme, but you will also save money by providing your own courses in the future.
Please consider: only an Official Evacusafe Instructor is qualified to provide our training courses. Please beware of other companies offering this type of training as they have not been instructed, trained or endorsed by Evacusafe. Using our own qualified instructors or Online Training is the best way to ensure correct use of our equipment.