Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, it is essential that a workplace has an evacuation plan in case of an emergency. The use of equipment such as evacuation chairs is recommended but these products cannot be used without the appropriate evacuation training. Evacuation training can train the operators, and train them to train others, ensuring a wide range of qualified people. If you require further information on evacuation training, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266.
The use of an evacuation chair, an evac stretcher or even a stair climber have several things in common. One is they all provide a safe and secure way for disabled, injured or pregnant people to leave the building in an emergency. Another is they all require evacuation training. This equipment should not -and cannot - be operated by someone who is not received evacuation training because of the risk of injury to both the user and the operator.
Evacuation training is widely available though. Individuals can easily receive the evacuation training to enable them to be qualified to use the equipment. For a business environment or workplace though, the more people who are trained, the smoother things will run in an emergency. That is why there is a second type of evacuation training available: train the trainer. This evacuation training qualifies those who undertake it to train others, an ideal way of swiftly training a large number of people to use the evac chairs and other equipment.
Evacuation training is essential in conforming with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which ensures that an escape route is available for all people, regardless of their mobility or condition. Having the equipment is useless if the operators do not know what they are doing or how to safely use the equipment without risk of injury.
If you require further information or wish to know more about evacuation training, please call our support team on 020 7720 2266.