Evacuation Chairs Train the Trainer Course

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Our one day Evacuation Chair Operator & Assistant Train the Trainer course is specifically designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to run in-house training for your colleagues.

This course will teach you how to use several of the most popular types of evacuation chair.

Official UK Government guidance also states that the “training provided should include disability awareness, disability evacuation etiquette, and moving, lifting and handling techniques”. That’s exactly what you’ll be able to deliver at the end of this course.

Read our blog post about evacuation chairs for lots more background information about evacuation chairs.

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Evacuation Chairs Train the Trainer Course

Our one day Evacuation Chairs Train the Trainer Course is specifically designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to run in-house training for your colleagues. We cover the legislation surrounding evacuation chairs, Government guidance, physical considerations and more. We also ensure that you get plenty of hands-on practice with a range of different makes and models of evacuation chair (typically a minimum of 4 chairs). After being taught how to use a chairs yourself, you’ll then be coached on running a training session for your colleagues. To ensure that you’re confident in this, you’ll run a short teaching session in the afternoon where you will be instructing the group how to use one of the chairs.

Evacuation Chairs Train the Trainer Course

Key benefits of the course:

  • Get hands-on experience of several of the most popular types of evacuation chair on the market.
  • Enables you to conduct in-house evacuation chair training when new staff require training or existing staff need refresher training.
  • Generates cost savings through bringing skills in-house.
  • Enables you to run your own training.
  • Delivered by our highly experienced instructor.

Evacuation Chairs Train the Trainer Course syllabus includes:

  • History behind evacuation chairs.
  • What is an evacuation chair?
  • Who would use one and when?
  • Legislation relating to evacuation chairs.
  • Disability awareness & etiquette
  • Planning an evacuation
  • Evacuation strategies
  • PEEPS & GEEPS
  • Risks to evacuation sledge operators
  • The spine
  • Employers considerations
  • Moving, lifting & handling techniques.
  • Postural issues to avoid injuries to the chair operator.
  • Evacuation Chair use (practical)
  • Assisting people into the evacuation evacuation chair and back.
  • Written test.
  • Practical assessment.
  • Preparation: how to prepare and structure your training.
  • 5-10 minute practical teaching demonstration of part of the course.

Course Type:

  • Face to Face training (maximum of 8 learners to 1 instructor).

Certificate:

  • Following successful completion of the course and assessments, you will receive the following course certificate from Chris Garland Training:
    • Evacuation Chair Train-the-Trainer Certificate.
  • Paper certificates are issued as standard but PDF certificates can be requested as well.
  • Certificate valid for 3 years.

Evacuation Chairs Train the Trainer Course duration:

  • 6 guided learning hours.

Time:

  • Typically 09:30-16:30hrs. Please note the exact times for your course booking.

Test:

  • The training and assessment is undertaken in English. We recommend that you have at least GCSE grade C/Level 2 English & Maths before undertaking this course. This is not mandatory, so please contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments that we can make to accommodate your needs.
  • Each candidate will undertake a multiple-choice question paper & practical assessment.
    • Multiple-Choice Question paper: You need to score a minimum of 70% correct answers to achieve a pass.
    • Practical observation: Practical assessments throughout the course, including a practical teaching demonstration of part of the course

Pre-requisites:

  • Prior experience of evacuation equipment use is not required.
  • You will need a reasonable level of strength & fitness as there is a significant amount of manual handling involved in the use of evacuation equipment.
  • Those with hernias, upper body, spinal or limb injuries should not undertake this training.
  • You should be between approximately 5’5” & 6’2” in height – outside of this and you can’t operate evacuation equipment safely or comfortably.
  • You should be between at least 9 stone in weight – operators need to have a minimum mass to be able to move evacuation equipment safely.
  • You must wear appropriate clothing for the training (e.g.: trousers and flat shoes/boots)
  • You must be at least 18 years old to undertake this course.
  • We recommend that you have at least GCSE grade C/Level 2 English & Maths before undertaking this course. This is not mandatory, so please contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments that we can make to accommodate your needs.

Geographical coverage:

  • This evacuation chair train the trainer course is available to candidates across the UK. We can deliver the course in other countries, but the protocols that we teach meet the current UK practice, protocols & guidance.

Venue:

  • Scheduled courses run at our centre in Knutsford, Cheshire.
  • Why not arrange to have a private courses run at your workplace? Simply fill in our quote request form to request a quotation.

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  1. Anonymous

    The course was interesting and informative. We were given good information regarding the different types of chair available and tried out three different designs during the practical which did highlight that all have their limitations, especially on narrow stairwells, and that all types require a team of two people to use them safely and facilitate the safe evacuation of the disabled person. The fact that the evac chair should be used as a ‘one person one way’ rescue device was also highlighted, so in many situations multiple chairs and two person operator teams will be required. A section on the requirement for maintenance and testing under PUWER was included.
    The end of course assessment was a short but to the point, very similar in format to the asbestos awareness assessment. All in all a valuable course and quite enjoyable.

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    • ChrisGarland

      Hi Steve. Thanks for your review. 🙂

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