Who Needs Evacuation Chair Training?
Evacuation Chair Training is an essential safety requirement. Once you’ve purchased an Evacuation Chair, it’s imperative that your staff members are professionally trained to correctly use the equipment in line with best practise guidelines.
All businesses and organisations have a legal obligation to provide an equal chance of a safe escape for any staff or visitors who suffer from limited mobility. Feel free to have a read about The Equality Act and the The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Our prices are very competitive and we are usually able to offer more attractive rates than larger companies, due to our lower overheads. We believe in clear and transparent pricing, therefore there are no ‘additional’ costs for travel, expenses or certificates. The price you’re quoted is the price you pay.
The Benefits of Training
Evacuation Chair Training: Evacuation Chairs are an ideal solution for transporting injured, disabled, elderly, heavily pregnant or otherwise mobility impaired people, to a place of safety during an emergency situation such as a fire. The chairs have specially designed tracks that make it possible to transport the evacuee up or down stairways. When used correctly they are easy-to-use and provide an extremely effective evacuation solution.
Motorised Chairs are fully covered, sometimes routes travel up from basement areas which cannot be traversed by a Tracked Chair. Also some wheelchair users are unable to transfer into a separate Evacuation Chair, in these cases the use of a Motorised Chair could be essential.
We also provide training on a range of 2 wheel and 4 wheel Transit / Ambulance Chairs. These chairs require more attention on the Manual Handling side. Transit Chairs do have the advantage that they are suitable for going up and down the stairs and are much less expensive than tracked and motorised chairs.
Most internal staircases are suitable including carpeted, metal, concrete and wooden stairs. Also a mild spiral and those with nosing or stair protectors are fine in most cases.
It is always beneficial wherever possible to practice with your chair on your stairs. That said once you have the technique it is easily transferable. So arranging a central course for companies who have multiple locations makes good economic sense.
Fully Certified Training Courses
Our courses are fully certified and we can train on nearly all of the current Tracked / Motorised chairs currently on the market. You can view the course content here.
Training is carried out by a qualified and experienced professional and will teach you how to correctly set-up the chair, to safely use the chair in a variety of situations, make you aware of the difficulties faced by mobility impaired persons and bring you up-to-date with current legislation covering businesses and organisations in relation to the provision of a safe evacuation.
On successful completion of the training course, each trainee will receive a certificate stating they are fully trained and prepared to use an Evacuation Chair, should the need arise.
For any organisation, being prepared for any emergency is critical to the safety of staff, visitors or the general public but especially so for those with mobility issues. It is no longer the responsibility of the Fire Service to rescue people from your building. That’s why is vitally important to have staff members trained in the correct use of evacuation equipment and to be confident they can assist those who may struggle down the stairs in the event of an emergency evacuation.
Training by our highly experience team will ensure those responsible are competent in using the equipment to minimise the risks involved.
But Why Choose Us?
- Our pricing is transparent and extremely competitive
- We are an established & fully accredited business
- We have over 13 years experience in Evacuation Chair Training, sales and servicing
- Our advice is completely impartial, we are not tied to any manufacturer
- We have designed, manufactured and sold thousands of Evacuation Chairs
- Our training takes place in-house at your premises at a time to suit you, including evenings and weekends
- Our courses are consistently rated as ‘excellent’ by our customers whether they are large multinational companies, or small local businesses, because we deliver the same level of service not matter the size of the organisation
- We cover the entire UK and Ireland
- We can tailor a bespoke course exactly to your needs if required