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Evacuation chair use

Evacuation chair use

Evacuation chairs are widely used by building managers as a means of escape for people who have difficulty in using stairs in the event of fire in a multi-storey building. But which chair? Is a chair the right device for your organisation? Evacuation chairs of all shapes, sizes and cost are popular throughout the UK and internationally. However, use of evacuation devices requires an understanding of who it is suitable for, and how to use it in the event of an emergency, including how to negotiate stairways. It may be that an alternative approach is more suitable. It is essential that people are trained in the safe use of any device if injuries and accidents are to be avoided. This course will help you understand how to identify and use an assisted escape device and how to avoid any use that may lead to further risk. It will demonstrate the part that these devices can play in an overall strategy for means of escape for people with mobility issues during an evacuation, and the training required to ensure that procedures are adhered to in practice. 



Course includes: What is the role of an assisted escape device, and who will it assist? How to choose the right device(s) for your organisation. The issues to consider when using an escape device. Getting the person into the escape device. Vertical descent using the escape device. Carrying a person in an evacuation chair, including stairways. Looking after the person when out of the building.