It goes without saying that the benefits of regular Evacuation Chair training are a huge asset to any company with business premises that consist of multiple level buildings. Ensuring that your staff are always aware of the best practise, when it comes to carrying out an evacuation of any mobility impaired, injured or disabled person is paramount to your obligations under the Fire Safety Order, Equality Act and Health & Safety at Work legislation.
Although a lot of organisations include Evacuation Chair Training as part of their annual fire safety schedules, there are still many businesses who often overlook this kind of training; especially refresher courses. If the equipment is not used on a regular basis, it can be very easy for staff members to forget how to use the equipment which in turn has a negative effect on the confidence of staff members who are responsible for carrying out evacuations of any mobility impaired people during an emergency.
Evacusafe UK Ltd. are experts when it comes to Evacuation Chair Training, and their courses have been externally verified by two of the UK’s leading Health & Safety bodies; RoSPA and the IIRSM.
Their experienced team can provide two levels of onsite courses; Basic Operator or Key Trainer (Train the Trainer) either to teach your staff from scratch or as a refresher to those who have had previous training. They will demonstrate all areas of best practise and also any techniques that may be unique for your particular site, such as unusual stairways, small landings, half turns, fantail steps or other tight spaces that require specialist manoeuvres.
When it comes to carrying out a safe evacuation, operator confidence is a major part of the process. That’s why it important to train staff on how to use their own equipment at their own site and on their own stairs to ensure any risks are minimised. This is where on-site training becomes critical as it ensures your staff are trained correctly for the exact areas in which they are ever likely to use the equipment.