Evacuation Chair Training
Evacuation chair enables a simple, safe and effective method of stairway descent for the disabled and mobility impaired, requiring at least two able-bodied persons to evacuate a person with special needs in an emergency.
Several pieces of legislation cover the evacuation of a premises by people with special needs,
- Equal Status Act 2000
- Employment Equality Act 1998-2011
- Fire Services Act 1981,
- Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005,
- Safety Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007 – 2016,
For example, Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, section 11.
(1) Without prejudice to the generality of section 8, every employer shall, in preparing and revising as necessary adequate plans and procedures to be followed and measures to be taken in the case of an emergency or serious and imminent danger—
(a) provide the necessary measures to be taken appropriate to the place of work forfirst aid, fire-fighting and the evacuation of employees and any other individual present in the place of work, taking account of the nature of the work being carried on and the size of the place of work
Employees need to be trained (people handling) in the use of evacuation chair training, usually fire wardens.
First-Aide Health and Safety Ltd can assist you in meeting your legal requirements with our qualified fire safety instructors as well as qualified manual/people handling instructors.
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