Our Evacuation Sledge Awareness course aims to assist individuals and businesses comply with the safe evacuation of an individual who would not be able to do so in a safe and timely manner in the event of an evacuation.

By the end of our course attendees will have the ability to operate an evacuation sledge in a safe and successful manner in the event of an evacuation. This course is ideal for anyone who’s job role consists of assisting anyone with a mobility impairment who may need help in the event of an evacuation.

Outline of Programme

  • Introduction and explanation.
  • 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/down stairs.
  • Restrictions and disadvantages of equipment.
  • Ability to operate confidently.
  • Manual handling involved with the equipment and operation.
  • Understand the term Fire Refuge Point.
  • Experience the feeling of traveling in an evacuation sledge.


The evacuation sledge awareness training course takes around 3 hours and delegates may be expected to engage in a number of group activities. Our experienced trainers will be on hand to help guide participants through these sessions and a certificate will be awarded upon completion.


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