All buildings above ground floor level where the upper floors are accessible without the use of a staircase require evacuation devices placed on each escape stairwell above ground floor level. Safe evacuation depends on the skills and abilities of the staff involved in making evacuation happen. Onsite staff plays a critical role in making sure that everyone can get out of the building safely in the event of an emergency such as a fire. It is important that staff are trained and prepared to carry out their functions and that an evacuation policy is agreed, written down, and signed off by senior management. This course train’s learners in the safe use of an evacuation chair and forms an essential element of the evacuation policy and strategy.

Course Aims;
  • The safety of staff and visitors.
  • Meet your legal obligations for any person living with a disability.
  • Be kept up-to-date with new regulations.
Course Objectives;

To train staff in the safe use of evacuation chairs.

Pre-Course Requirements;
  • English is the language in which training is delivered and learners must have a fluency in English.
  • Please let us know if learners have any specific learner requirements.
Course Programme;
  • Introduction, description, and limitations of the evacuation chair.
  • Safety considerations.
  • Chair design.
  • Method of use.
  • Safety requirements prior to, during and after use.
  • Practical use of the evacuation chair.
Training Methods;

Demonstration and practice.

  • Upon successful completion of this course, learners will receive a Phoenix STS Certificate of Completion.
  • Course refresher is recommended after 2 years.
Who Should Attend This Course?

Anyone responsible for assisting a person to evacuate a building as part of a predetermined evacuation plan.

  • 2 x 2 Hour Training Sessions.
  • 3 x 2 Hour Training Sessions.
Maximum Learners;
  • 8 Learners (4 learners per-training session).
  • 12 Learners (4 learners per-training session).