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Evacuation Chair Training

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Leaders in Evacuation Equipment

Gravelles are well known suppliers of evacuation equipment as well as offering
servicing, maintenance and training in the proper use of our products


Evacuation Chair

Conducted in accordance with the requirements as set out by the Fire Regulatory Reform Order 2005 Gravelles Provides a range of services, designed to give your organisation, staff and customers piece of mind and confidence in the use of your available Evacuation and Manual handling Equipment and processes.
We recognise that some Organisations may have a range of differing Equipment from Different manufacturers. Our Tailored training is suitable to covering a range of products from the Main International Manufacturers whose product use differing mechanisms including Generic Skid / Belt based evacuation chairs to Skids and slides. These include :- Generic Evacuation Chairs (All Colours), Sleds, AlbacMat, Ski Pad, ResQmat, ResQme, Sheets, Slings and Baskets.

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Course Overview

Practitioner Training Course

Evacuation Chair Training (Generic)


Half Day

Course Renewal Compliancy



Minimum Numbers 2 – Up to 6

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Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Our training is designed to assist the responsible person(s) or dedicated teams learning experience. Assisting them every step of the way through learning and understanding the evacuation process, including product deployment, product requirements and specifications and basic awareness of the legislative requirements around the evacuation of the individual.

Training ensures that operators are safe, fully conversant and confident in not only their ability but that of the product within the process of evacuating an individual to safety with an Evacuation Chair or similar product.

  • Practical Demonstration by experienced professional.
  • Practical Demonstration providing a background to the product and process.
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Team / Staff Practice / Practical Use
  • Supported practical training – in the use of your equipment in your property / facility.
  • Ensuring staff are familiar and confident with your equipment.
  • Each practitioner will participate as a passenger and operator in a simulated evacuation.
  • Sessions duration approx. 2 to 2 ½ hours.
  • Staff Assessment (staff are assessed for ability to preform function safely and confidently without harm to themselves or those requiring evacuation (we may advise that some staff assist and are not trained in evacuation product use due to previous injury / health conditions or confidence)
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Key Facts
  • Training Conducted at your facility using your equipment.
  • Only fully insured and experienced Gravelles Ltd certified trainers conduct training.
  • Gravelles Ltd are covered by industry standard 5 Million legal indemnity Cover.
  • All trainers Receive extensive ongoing manual handling, legislative and equipment specific training.
  • Training is only valid for equipment practised / experienced on the training day as specified.
  • All Staff are tailored training programme available to meet your individual / organisational / facilities requirements.
  • All Training is delivered at your facility / organisation to ensure staff availability and a tailored approach.
  • One location to be trained at (tailored package can be created)
  • Practitioners must attend and participate in the whole course in order to receive completion certificates.
  • Gravelles Ltd Staff reserve the right to ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ any taught individuals based on satisfactory performance and competency illustrated during the course. Gravelles Staff decisions are final.
  • Evacuation Chairs – All major manufacturers covered (Make, Model and Specification).
  • Matts and Skids – All major manufacturers covered (Make, Model and Specification).
  • One product will be trained on at any one session (tailored package can be created).
  • Coverage All UK Offshore / Ireland and France (please call for a quote).
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Frequently Asked Questions

Emergency evacuation equipment includes a variety of items such as evacuation chairs, evacuation sleds, evacuation mats, stair climbers, mobility aids, emergency evacuation harnesses, and other devices specifically designed to assist individuals with mobility challenges or disabilities. These tools are typically used in settings like hospitals, care homes, schools, offices, hotels, and other public or private buildings to ensure the swift and secure removal of people who may have difficulty navigating stairs or moving quickly on their own during emergencies.

In healthcare settings, where the evacuation of elderly and disabled individuals is paramount, staff members are typically required to undergo specialized training for the proper use and handling of evacuation equipment. Specific training requirements may include:

  • Equipment Familiarisation: Staff members should be trained on the types of evacuation equipment available in the facility, including evacuation chairs, mats, pads, and sleds. They should understand the functionality and operation of each device. We offer evacuation chair training , stair climber training
  • Proper Handling Techniques: Training should cover the correct techniques for deploying and operating evacuation equipment to ensure the safety and comfort of patients during the evacuation process. We offer people handling training and manual handling training.
  • Patient Assessment: Staff should be trained in assessing the specific needs of elderly or disabled individuals to determine the most suitable evacuation equipment and method based on the individual's mobility level and condition.
  • Emergency Response Protocols: Training should include emergency response protocols, evacuation procedures, communication strategies, and coordination among staff members to facilitate a swift and organized evacuation process.
  • Practice Drills and Simulations: Regular practice drills and simulations can help staff members familiarize themselves with the evacuation equipment, improve response times, and ensure readiness during real emergency situations.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Healthcare facilities must adhere to regulatory requirements, which may mandate staff training on evacuation procedures and the use of specialized equipment for vulnerable populations.
  • By providing comprehensive training to staff members on the proper use and handling of evacuation equipment in healthcare settings, organizations can enhance emergency preparedness, minimize risks during evacuations, and prioritize the safety and well-being of elderly and disabled individuals under their care.

As the individual accountable for the business premises, it is your duty to safeguard both your staff and building users by implementing necessary fire safety measures. This encompasses conducting appropriate risk assessments and having essential emergency evacuation equipment readily available.

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