Evacuation Chair Training Enquire Now What is Evac Chair Training? 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. Why Evac Chair Training is important 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. What will I learn? 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. 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. 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 long does Evac chair training last? 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 we receive certificates? Yes. Each person who completes the course will receive their own certificate. How long is certification valid for? Two years. How often should Evac chair 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. Upcoming Evacuation Chair Training Courses Location Course name Individual price Group price Duration Date Liverpool Evacuation Chair Training Individual price: £195 Group price: £595 Duration: 3 Hours Date: 07/12/2023 Newcastle Evacuation Chair Training Individual price: £195 Group price: £595 Duration: 3 Hours Date: 09/12/2023 Leeds Evacuation Chair Training Individual price: £195 Group price: £595 Duration: 3 Hours Date: 11/12/2023 Birmingham Evacuation Chair Training Individual price: £195 Group price: £595 Duration: 3 Hours Date: 21/12/2023 Bristol Evacuation Chair Training Individual price: £195 Group price: £595 Duration: 3 Hours Date: 23/12/2023 London Evacuation Chair Training Individual price: £195 Group price: £595 Duration: 3 Hours Date: 25/12/2023 Or view our Training Locations to find a course near to you Interested? 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If you prefer to email direct click this button FAQs What is an evacuation chair? An evacuation chair is a specialized chair that is designed to safely transport individuals with mobility impairments down stairs during an emergency evacuation. Are evacuation chairs a legal requirement? The legal requirement for evacuation chairs varies depending on the country and jurisdiction. In some countries, such as the United Kingdom, there are specific legal requirements for the provision of evacuation chairs in certain types of buildings. Are evacuation chairs required? The requirement for evacuation chairs varies depending on the building and the number of occupants. As a general rule, evacuation chairs should be provided in buildings with multiple floors and individuals with mobility impairments. Are evacuation chairs mandatory in care homes? The legal requirement for evacuation chairs in care homes varies depending on the country and jurisdiction. In some countries, such as the United Kingdom, there are specific legal requirements for the provision of evacuation chairs in care homes. How many evacuation chairs do I need? The number of evacuation chairs required will depend on the size and layout of the building, as well as the number of occupants with mobility impairments. As a general rule, there should be at least one evacuation chair for every 50 occupants. How often should evacuation chairs be serviced? Evacuation chairs should be serviced regularly, typically every six months, to ensure that they are in good working order and ready for use in an emergency. How to use a fire evacuation chair? To use a fire evacuation chair, the individual should be seated in the chair and securely fastened in place. The operator should then carefully guide the chair down the stairs using the handles and brakes. How to use an evacuation chair step by step The following are the general steps for using an evacuation chair: Assess the situation: Before using an evacuation chair, assess the situation to determine if it is safe to evacuate the building. If there is a fire or other emergency, follow the established emergency procedures. Locate the evacuation chair: The evacuation chair should be stored in a designated location that is easily accessible and clearly marked. Prepare the chair: Uncover and remove the chair from its storage location. Check that the chair is in good condition and that all parts are functioning properly. Secure the person: Assist the person to sit in the chair. Secure the person using the safety straps and ensure that the head and torso are properly supported. Move the chair: Use the handles to maneuver the chair down the stairs or through narrow doorways. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for operating the chair and ensure that the brakes are engaged when necessary. Evacuate the building: Move the person to a safe location outside the building. Follow the established emergency procedures and assist the person as needed. It is important to note that the specific steps for using an evacuation chair may vary depending on the manufacturer and model of the chair. It is recommended to receive proper training and instruction on the use of the specific evacuation chair being used.