Evac Chair Course

Our evac chair/evacuation chair training courses are designed to provide candidates with both the competence and confidence to use an emergency evacuation chair, to assist the mobility impaired in evacuating a building in an emergency.

Our instructors are able to provide training across a range of chair manufacturers and includes the use of powered chairs.

Our evac chair/evacuation chair training sessions includes a practical period enabling delegates and potential evacuees, if required, to experience using the chair and gain the confidence and competence required to effectively operate the chair in the event of an emergency.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours, dependant upon individual practical performance.

Content

The evacuation chair training course follows our standard EDIP system:

E – Explanation, the course commences with a short theory session covering key areas such as, legislation and risk assessment, this includes a short video.

D – Demonstration, delegates receive a demonstration of the equipment in use.

I – Imitation, delegates imitate the use of the equipment.

P – Practice, delegates practise and gain confidence in the equipments ability and their ability to operate it safely and correctly.

Objectives

To make delegates aware of:

– The actions required to assist the mobility impaired in the event of an emergency evacuation procedure
– The operation of an evac/evacuation chair
– Practical issues of evacuating the mobility impaired

Outcomes

On completion of training, all participants will be able to competently use an evac chair or evacuation chair to assist in the evacuation of the mobility impaired from refuges if required and gain confidence in the chair and their ability to operate it.

All candidates will receive a certificate of training detailing their ability to use the specified model of evac chair / evacuation chair and should undergo refresher training regularly to maintain an effective capability.