Safe evacuations depend on the skills and abilities of the staff involved in making evacuations happen. Onsite staff play a critical role in making sure that everyone can get out of the building safely. 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 evacuation aids. All evacuation training is conducted with our training evacuation aids this ensure your emergency equipment is not damaged. A rescue training dummy is used to ensure the safety of staff and encourage maximum partitions.

Aims & Objectives

Course Aims

  • The safety of staff and visitors/patients/residents.

Course Objective

  • To train staff in the safe use of evacuation aids such as Ski Sheets, Ski Pads, Ski Sleds and AlbacMats.
Course Outline

Pre-Course Requirements

  • Current certificate for people moving and handling.

Course Programme

  • Description and limitations of the evacuation aids.
  • Evacuation procedure training.

Training Methods

  • Practical use of evacuation aids, transfer and securing person on evacuation aid, maneuvering evacuation aid along escape route and downstairs, maintenance and storage of the evacuation aid.
  • A maximum of two types of evacuation aids will be covered per training session.
  • 1 Year
Course Admin

Who Should Attend This Course?

  • Anyone responsible for transferring a person from their personal wheelchair and/or a bed into an evacuation aid.

Course Materials

  • N/A


  • 3 x 1 Hour Training Session (Half day)
  • 6 x 1 Hour Training Session (Full day)

Maximum learners;

  • 10 learners Per 1 Hour Training Session
Additional Information
  • Each learner will get practical experience in the use of evacuation aids in a controlled environment.
  • The type of emergency evacuation procedure required will normally be decided when a building was designed. This decision will be made based on the layout of the building, the fire safety measures available and the planned usage of the building.
  • The evacuation plan should be developed, based on the needs of the usages of the building. This plan should outline the roles and responsibilities of staff for evacuations.
  • It must include building floor plans, details of evacuation equipment and routes, and procedures for visitors who may need assistance during evacuation.
  • A Generic Emergency Evacuation Plan can be used to put a general plan in place for people with different types of disabilities. A Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan template can be used as the basis for a Generic Emergency Evacuation Plan.
  • A Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan is a useful for agreeing and documenting evacuation arrangements for employees or regular visitors to a building that may need some help in evacuation.
  • Develop an evacuation plan that considers the needs of all building users, including people of all ages, sizes, abilities and disabilities.
  • Provide relevant staff with appropriate training to ensure that they can put the plan into practice as required.
  • Use realistic evacuation drills to test the effectiveness of the evacuation plan.
  • Review the evacuation plan periodically, based on user feedback and other information to continuously improve the plan over time.