Evacuation Chair Training Courses (London)

Evacuation chair training courses

Professional evacuation chair training is essential

Evacuation Chair Training is crucial for ensuring the safe and effective transportation of individuals with mobility challenges during emergencies like fires. These chairs are designed with tracks, allowing smooth movement up or down stairways for injured, disabled, elderly, pregnant, or other mobility-impaired individuals.

Investing in professional evacuation chair training is a key safety measure for those responsible for using this equipment. After acquiring an evacuation chair, providing comprehensive training to your team is essential. This ensures that everyone is well-prepared to use the chair correctly, following best practices. Such training not only instils confidence but also offers peace of mind, knowing that individuals are fully equipped to handle the chair effectively in case of an emergency.

We also provide training courses for the use of Evacuation Rescue Sheets, as well as a range of Evacuation Chairs available to purchase.

The benefits to your business

Increased Safety: Evacuation chair training equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to safely operate evacuation chairs during emergencies, ensuring the well-being of rescuers and those being evacuated.

Quick and Efficient Evacuation: Training enables individuals to navigate staircases and obstacles efficiently, facilitating a swift evacuation process in an emergency, such as fire or power outage.

Reduced Risk of Injury: Proper training minimizes the risk of injuries to both the evacuee and the operator, as it focuses on correct techniques for handling evacuation chairs on stairs and other challenging terrains.

Compliance with Regulations: Many workplaces and public buildings are required to adhere to safety regulations, which may include providing evacuation chair training. Training ensures compliance with these regulations, avoiding potential legal issues.

Enhanced Confidence: Training instils confidence in individuals responsible for operating evacuation chairs, enabling them to remain calm and focused during high-pressure situations, ultimately improving overall emergency response.

Inclusive Evacuation: Evacuation chair training promotes inclusivity by empowering individuals to assist those with mobility challenges during evacuations, ensuring that everyone has equal access to emergency exits.

Team Coordination: Training emphasizes the importance of effective communication and coordination among team members, fostering a collaborative and organized approach to evacuation procedures.

Improved Emergency Preparedness: Evacuation chair training contributes to overall emergency preparedness, allowing organizations and individuals to be better equipped to handle unforeseen situations and respond promptly to ensure the safety of all occupants.

Increased Employee Morale: Knowing that employees have received proper evacuation chair training can boost morale, as it demonstrates a commitment to their safety and well-being in the workplace.

Cost Savings: By preventing injuries and potential legal issues, evacuation chair training can lead to cost savings for organizations, as they avoid the financial burdens associated with accidents and non-compliance fines.

Public Perception: Proper training reflects positively on the public perception of businesses and institutions, showcasing a commitment to safety and responsibility, which can be important for reputation management.

UK accessibility laws

Businesses in the UK must adhere to the following legislation.  This is where we can assist you, not only with the provision of emergency escape equipment but also with professional training for any staff members you have who are responsible for using the equipment to ensure the correct use and escape methods are followed.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO): The FSO is a comprehensive piece of legislation that places the responsibility for fire safety on the “responsible person” in control of premises. This includes the duty to provide safe means of escape for everyone, taking into account the needs of individuals with disabilities.

Equality Act 2010: The Equality Act addresses discrimination against individuals with disabilities and includes provisions for accessibility and reasonable adjustments. This extends to ensuring that emergency evacuation procedures are accessible and that people with disabilities can safely exit a building in the event of an emergency.

Building Regulations: Part B of the Building Regulations in England and Wales, and equivalent regulations in Scotland and Northern Ireland, provides guidelines for fire safety in buildings. This includes specifications for the design and construction of means of escape, which should be accessible to all occupants, including those with disabilities.

Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA): While the Equality Act 2010 replaced the DDA, the DDA had provisions related to access to buildings for people with disabilities. Elements of the DDA may still be relevant in cases where buildings were designed or constructed before the Equality Act came into force.

Businesses and property owners are legally obligated to conduct risk assessments, implement appropriate measures, and provide reasonable accommodations to ensure the safety of all occupants during an emergency evacuation. This includes considering the needs of individuals with disabilities and implementing measures such as accessible evacuation routes, evacuation chairs, or other provisions to assist those with mobility challenges. Non-compliance with these regulations can result in legal consequences and penalties. Organizations need to stay updated on the latest legislation and standards to ensure they meet their legal obligations regarding emergency evacuation and accessibility.

Our budget-friendly pricing

We understand the significance of sticking to budgets, and that’s why our prices are not only highly competitive but also often more appealing than those of larger companies. Our commitment to clear and transparent pricing means that there are no hidden costs for travel, expenses, or certificates. The quote you receive is the final price you pay, reflecting our dedication to providing affordable and reliable services without compromising on quality.

Contact us now for a competitive quote.

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 about 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 experienced team will ensure those responsible are competent in using the equipment to minimise the risks involved.

Reasons to choose us as your trusted training provider?

Unbeatable Prices: Our pricing is not only transparent but extremely competitive, ensuring you get the best value for your investment.

Trusted Expertise: With over 13 years of experience in Evacuation Chair Training, sales, and servicing, we stand as an established and fully accredited business.

Impartial Advice: Count on our completely impartial advice as we are not tied to any manufacturer, guaranteeing recommendations tailored to your specific needs.

Proven Track Record: Having designed, manufactured, and sold thousands of Evacuation Chairs, our expertise speaks for itself.

Flexible Training: Enjoy the convenience of in-house training at your premises, scheduled at a time that suits you, even during evenings and weekends.

Consistently Excellent: Our courses, catering to both large multinational companies and small local businesses, receive consistent ‘excellent’ ratings from our satisfied customers.

Nationwide Coverage: No matter where you are in the UK and Ireland, our services are ready to reach you.

Tailored Solutions: Need a bespoke course? We can tailor our offerings exactly to your needs, ensuring you get precisely what you require.

Call 0207 1185 223 or email us at info@evacuationchairlondon.co.uk.


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