Evacuation Chair – MH07
Our evacuation chair training course is aimed at any members of staff that may need to use this piece of equipment to assist with the evacuation or someone with impaired mobility in the event of a fire.
“Well delivered and engaging training with opportunity for hands on practice. Trainer was very experienced and knowledgeable.”
“Excellent course, it has made me more confident.”
“Trainer was very good, engaging and confident and had good personal stories. I would now feel more confident in an emergency/first aid situation”
Why do our customers choose us?
Fire safety legislation requires that there is provision in place for the full and final evacuation of a building. This includes those with physical disabilities preventing them from using the stairs. Using the customer’s own evacuation chair, we are able to teach staff members how to use the chair, including transferring on and off of it.
Our courses are delivered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainers all of whom hold adult teaching qualifications supported by a professional qualification and considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.
Teaching 18,000 delegates a year, Acorn Health & Safety offer training to individuals, groups and entire staff teams. We are committed to providing excellent training delivered in a relaxed, yet informative style.
How do we approach evacuation chair training?
Our course programme employs a variety of teaching techniques to meet the needs of individual delegates and includes the following:
- Introduction to evacuation chair training
- The legislation that identifies the need for an evacuation chair
- Circumstances when the use of an evacuation chair is appropriate
- People handling techniques during chair use
- Safe use of an evacuation chair
- Consideration of the chair user once evacuated
- Practical exercises involving a number of simple people handling techniques relevant to emergency evacuation chair use
Owing to the practical nature of this course a basic level of general fitness is required. Delegates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline. Should you have any questions relating to the accessibility of this course please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
This course is of 3 hours (half day) duration
What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?
We’ll provide delegates with a variety of printed course materials including workbooks and handouts. On successful completion of this course delegates will receive a printed courses certificate.
Post course our team of trainers are available to answer any questions you might have. You’ll also receive an automatic reminder prior to course expiry.
Our ‘Evacuation chair’ course is just one of over 60 courses we offer. Acorn Health & Safety provides training and consultancy in first aid, fire safety, food safety, manual handling, healthcare training and health and safety.
Our ‘in-house’ course programmes are the most cost effective option if you’ve a number of staff requiring training, and in many cases can be adapted to include reference to local policy, practice and documentation. These courses can be delivered either at any suitable venue or you can hire our purpose-built training centre located in Warmley, Bristol, whichever is best suited to your needs.
We also run a rolling programme of ‘open courses’ which are particularly suited for individuals or organisations that only have a few delegates or those looking to release small groups of staff at a time.
Please contact us to discuss all of your training needs so we can advise the most suitable and cost effective solution.
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Our tailored health and safety training is aimed at meeting the needs of customers who have specific subjects to be covered within their health and safety staff training.
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Aimed at businesses and individuals requiring specific training or those with only a few members of staff to train our open courses run regularly throughout the year and cover a variety of different subjects.