Evacuation Aid Training

The evacuation aid training course will provide learners with knowledge in the safe use of evacuation aids such as Ski Sled, Ski Pads and other similar devices.

The safe evacuation of a person is dependent on the knowledge, skill, and ability of staff conducting an evacuation. Each learner will get practical experience in the use of evacuation aids in a controlled environment. All training is conducted using our own equipment. This ensures that your equipment is not damaged and is readily available for use if required in an emergency. A rescue training mannequin is used to simulate evacuation conditions. Staff should never be put on an evacuation device for the purposes of training.

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Course Aims
  • To provide training to learners in the safe use of evacuation aids.
Course Objectives
  • To provide learners with the correct technique and procedure to safely and effectively evacuate a person with limited mobility to a place of safety using various evacuation aids.
Who Should Attend This Course?

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

Pre-Course Requirements
  • English is the language in which training is delivered, and learners must have fluency in English
  • Staff should have completed a People Moving and Handling Course prior to attending this training.
  • Please let us know if learners have any specific learner requirements
Course Programme
  • Introduction, description and limitations of on-site evacuation aids
  • Safety considerations
  • Method of use
  • Safety requirements prior to, during and after use
  • Practical use of evacuation aids
Our Tutors

All our tutors hold a minimum QQI Level 8 in their subject matter, a Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher and are also Evacuation Aid Instructors. The tutor working with your staff is experienced in healthcare fire safety and will detail all the essential duties and roles of staff within a residential care setting.

Training Methods

Demonstration and Practice


Participants will be required to safely remove our training mannequin to a place of safety using an evacuation aid.


1 Year Phoenix STS Certification

Maximum Number of Learners



1 hour

Frequently Asked Questions

As required by law building owners, operators or tenants are required to provide a means of escape for everybody using their buildings.