“The issue of evacuation was raised by staff in learner support teams who had concerns about getting students with learning and physical disabilities safely out of buildings in the event of an emergency,” explained Stephen Brough, health, safety and wellbeing manager at the college.
“As Evac+Chair provides free site surveys, I called them to see how they could help. The survey was really useful.
“Thanks to the free advice we got from Evac+Chair, we have produced new policies and procedures for staff and students.
“The Evac+Chairs are actually a really clever bit of kit and go downstairs easily, but the training is about so much more.
“We are doing a train the trainer course so that we can repeat the training with a refresher course every six months and make sure that new staff and students are familiar with evacuation chairs, what it feels like to sit in and use them, and the role they play in an emergency.”
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