Evacuation Chair Training

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Course Overview

An evac chair is a specially designed chair used to safely evacuate people with limited mobility, such as those who have disabilities, injuries, or other conditions that make stair descent difficult or impossible

Every organisation should be prepared for emergency evacuation, so that all building occupants exit swiftly and safely.

In the event of a fire or an emergency within a multistoried building, elevators cannot be used as a means of escape. Stairs are the safest option, whether up or down.

However, where a disabled or immobile person is concerned, swift and safe escape via a stairwell becomes a little more difficult – hence the need for evacuation chairs.

Evac chair training is specialized training that teaches individuals how to operate evacuation chairs, which are designed to safely transport individuals with mobility impairments down stairs during an emergency evacuation.

Running on rollers, they can ascend and descend stairs smoothly and quickly, offering a viable means of escape for both the user and the operator.

Using an evac chair correctly, especially in a high-tension, emergency situation, is not as simple as it might look. It does require technique.
Incorrect usage may even increase the risk of injury.

The responsible persons (i.e. the potential operators) must be confident in their ability to use the device if the time ever comes, which requires full training.


Upcoming Evacuation Chair Training Courses

Course Name & Location Individual price Group price Duration Date

Evacuation Chair Training – Liverpool

Individual price: £195
Group price: £595
Duration: 3 Hours Date: 29/06/2024

Evacuation Chair Training – Newcastle upon Tyne

Individual price: £195
Group price: £595
Duration: 3 Hours Date: 30/06/2024

Evacuation Chair Training – Leeds

Individual price: £195
Group price: £595
Duration: 3 Hours Date: 01/07/2024

Evacuation Chair Training – Birmingham

Individual price: £195
Group price: £595
Duration: 3 Hours Date: 10/07/2024

Evacuation Chair Training – Bristol

Individual price: £195
Group price: £595
Duration: 3 Hours Date: 11/07/2024

Evacuation Chair Training – London

Individual price: £195
Group price: £595
Duration: 3 Hours Date: 12/07/2024

Or view our Training Locations to find a course near to you

What do you learn on the course?

Our evacuation chair training prepares all potential operators for safe and effective use of the equipment, as well as fully informing them of the legislation and theory behind it.

What does the the course cover?

The following areas will be covered:

  • Chair operation (practical use by delegates)
  • Manual handling
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Record keeping
  • Accident statistics
  • Workplace injury statistics
  • Safety legislation related to the evacuation chair
  • Risk assessments of individuals who may need to use the chair

In short, the course is designed to make your employees fully aware of their responsibilities when it comes to evacuating their co-workers.

How long does the training take?

Our training course lasts three hours covers every aspect of evacuation chair usage.

Is there an assessment?

There is no formal examination, but each attendee will be required to set up and operate the chair under the supervision of our trainers.

Do you receive certification?

Yes. Each person who completes the course will receive their own certificate.

How long is certification valid for?

Two years.

How often should the training be carried out?

Evac chair training should be refreshed regularly, typically every two years, to ensure that individuals are up-to-date with the latest guidelines and techniques for using evacuation chairs. As our certification lasts two years, we recommend training is carried out as soon as this expires.

Where is the training held?

To give you the most relevant advice, we usually come to your premises and provide on-site training with your existing chair (if already installed). However, we can also host the training at one of our nationwide training locations. Just let us know your requirements and we will make the necessary arrangements.

How much is the training?

We are confident that we can offer you a competitive price for convenient, tailored COSHH training. Talk to our friendly team today on 0808 164 9690 and see how we can help you take better care of your team.

All prices exclude VAT

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Evacuation Chair Training
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