Evac Chair Training

Evac Chair Training

Why Evac Chair Training

Safe evacuation depends on the skills and abilities of the staff involved in making the evacuation happen.  On-site staff play a critical role in ensuring that everyone can evacuate the building safely in an emergency such as a fire.  It is essential that employees are trained and prepared to carry out their functions and that enough trained staff are on site at all times for the effective evacuation of people who may added assistance.    Our Evac Chair training course teaches you how to swiftly use an Evac Chair whilst keeping the operator and evacuee as safe as possible.

Evac Chair Training can be delivered as an add-on Manual Handling / People Handling training or as a stand-alone session.  Our course is taught by experienced Instructors who are both Manual Handling, People Handling and Evac Chair Instructor qualified.

Who is this course for:

This course is for employees who are responsible for assisting a mobility-impaired person in evacuating a building as part of a predetermined evacuation plan where a risk assessment has indicated the requirement for assistance with an evacuation chair.  Including healthcare, social care, community care, and hospitality personnel.

What can you expect to learn on this Evac Chair Training?

This course will provide participants with the necessary skill and knowledge to remain safe in the workplace while using the Evac
Chair.  It will inform participants of the safe assembly, indications, use and storage of the Evac Chair.

Evac Chair Training Course Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Safety considerations
  • The Evac Chair indications, uses and chair design
  • Safely assembling the Evac Chair
  • Assessing the risk
  • Safe use of the Evac Chair including practical demonstrations and practice
  • Safe storage of the Evac Chair

 Method of Delivery:

This training is exclusively carried out ‘on-site’ and a suitable Evac Chair must be made available on-site for the practical element of the course.  Training will be facilitated through:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Discussions
  • Equipment demonstration
  • Practical assessment

Course Duration:

  • The course duration is approximately 1.5 hours as a stand-alone course.  Maximum number of participates per group is 4.
  • 2 x 1.5-hour training sessions (half day)
  • 3 x 1.5-hour training sessions (full day)


Participants will be continually assessed throughout the course and are required to perform a practical lifting assessment.  On completion of the training participants will be able to demonstrate correct technique.


Certification is provided by Donegal Safety Services Ltd on successful completion of the course and will be valid for 2 years.

If you would like further information on this course or any of the other courses, we offer please contact us today.