About Evacuation Sledge Awareness
If you work with the mobility impaired this course is ideal for you. Learn how to prepare and secure a person into an evacuation sledge safely. You will also learn about the manual handling involved with the equipment.
How long will this course take?
This course is 3 hours and it is spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This training is for all every workplace, to have safe practices and be inclusive of people with mobility difficulty, but is mainly aimed at care staff.
What are the main points covered?
The course covers many aspects, such as understanding regulations affecting the mobility impaired, knowing how to prepare and secure a person to an evacuation sledge safely and understanding the term Fire Refuge Point.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Evacuation Sledge Awareness Course Outline
- Introduction and explanation.
- Understand regulations affecting the mobility impaired.
- How to prepare and secure a person to an evacuation sledge safely.
- Knowledge of when an evacuation sledge may be required.
- Manoeuvring the evacuation sledge up/downstairs.
- Restrictions and disadvantages of equipment.
- Ability to operate confidently.
- Manual handling involving the equipment and operation.
- Understand the term Fire Refuge Point.
- Experience the feeling of travelling in an evacuation sledge.
Evacuation Sledge Awareness FAQs
What is meant by Evacuation Sledge?
Evacuation devices such as sledges are designed to help transfer people who otherwise couldn’t travel from one storey to another in the event of an emergency.
Who is this course for?
The course is designed for anyone working in the care sector. However, it is also appropriate for those working in buildings with a number of floors or large companies with many employees.
How does an evacuation chair course benefit the company?
This course is designed to allow members of staff to safely help others, who may prone or unconscious, off-site in an emergency who may not be able to walk.
Is there a certificate for this course?
Yes, the successful candidate will be able to download a certificate upon completion of the course.