Emergency evacuation plans should never be reliant on the intervention of the Fire and Rescue Service to work. Therefore, it is of paramount importance that staff are fully trained in what to do in an emergency evacuation situation and how to use the evacuation equipment available to them.
Organisations who fail to provide emergency evacuation equipment and appropriate training also fail to comply with their legal obligations under the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulation 2006, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
At Hospital Aids we offer, certified onsite training on our range of evacuation chairs and mats/pads; this training will ensure that staff are familiar with and know how to properly use their chosen evacuation equipment.
Our evacuation chair and product training can be conducted as follows:
- Introductory staff training courses - which includes both theory and practical sessions for up to 10 people per session (dependent on the size of the facility).
- Refresher training includes both theory and practical sessions for up to 10 people per session (dependent on the size of the facility).
- ‘Train-the-Trainer’ courses - a more in-depth session which gives the trainee all the knowledge required, to go on to train other members of staff. These sessions are restricted to a maximum of 2 people. As the Evacuation Aid Instructors Course is predominantly skill-based, it is limited to 2 learners per course. A maximum of 2 learners allows adequate practice periods for learners to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in delivering training programmes.
We can also arrange maintenance on purchased evacuation chairs, along with advice on how to ensure your mats and pads are fit for use (no maintenance required on mats or pads).
For more information or to discuss a particular training or maintenance requirement, please contact us for details.