Healthcare Evacuation Aid Instructors Course

The Healthcare Evacuation Aid Instructors Course is for those who wish to gain a qualification to teach healthcare staff in the safe use of an evacuation aid and complete fire drills within your centre.

The Healthcare Evacuation Aid Instructors Course is designed to enable an individual to deliver staff training utilising evacuation; this equipment is broken down into three modules evacuation sheets, evacuation aids up to 160 kg and evacuation aids over 160 kg. Learners can choose to complete all three courses or only the course that are relevant to their environment.

The Healthcare Evacuation Aid Instructors Course is conducted in line with manufacturer’s recommendations and guidelines, with a maximum of two learners per course.

Phoenix STS is the only company within Ireland authorised to deliver a trainer-the-trainer course on the full range of “Ski” evacuation products; this includes Ski evacuation sheets, pads and mats.

To be deemed competent to provide training on the use of evacuation equipment “Ski”, you must hold a current instructor certificate.

What will we need for the training?
  • Training room
  • Bed with a full bedding set
  • Access to a stairwell (if on-site)
  • Module one and two will require a minimum of 4 to 6 per practice training session
  • Module three will require a minimum of 6 to 8 per practice training session
Where do we offer training?
  • Ulster
    Cavan, Donegal, Down, Monaghan.
  • Connaught
    Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo.
  • Leinster
    Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly (aka Kings), Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow.
  • Munster
    Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford.

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Course Aims
Course Objectives
Who Should Attend This Course?

Any person required to train healthcare staff in the safe use of evacuation aids

Pre-Course Requirements
  • Learners must be 18 years of age or over
  • English is the language in which training is delivered, and learners must have fluency in English
  • Learners must have completed a People Moving and Handling Course before attending this training
  • The learner should wear comfortable clothing for practical activities as there will be extensive moving involved
  • Please let us know if learners have any specific learner requirements
  • A suitable location for practical activities within a healthcare environment is required to complete this course, i.e. Nursing Home or Hospital, (staff who assist learners will be certified as trained in the use of evacuation aids by Phoenix STS)

Course Programme
  • Theory of evacuation and planning for evacuation within healthcare
  • Description and limitations of evacuation aid
  • Practical exercises involving the use of evacuation aid
  • Deliver a ‘mock’ training session to peers
  • Assessing evacuation aid use

Our Tutors

Our tutors hold a minimum QQI Level 8 in their subject matter, a Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher, and are people handling instructors. The tutor working with your staff is experienced in healthcare fire safety and will detail all the essential duties and roles of staff within a residential care setting regarding the evacuation aid used in the training.

Training Methods
  • Classroom-based PowerPoint presentation
  • Demonstration and Practice
  • Deliver a ‘mock’ training session to peers


Learners will be required to deliver a ‘mock’ training session


5 Years


Module 1

  • Ski Evacuation Sheets
  • 6.5 Hours

Module 2

  • Evacuation Aid Pads or Mats Under 160kg
  • 6.5 Hours

Module 3

  • Evacuation Aids Pads or Mats Over 160kg)
  • 6.5 Hours

Fire Industry Association of Ireland

About Us

Phoenix STS Ltd t/s Phoenix Safety Training Services provides bespoke first aid, health and safety, fire safety training, and consulting services countrywide to meet our client’s needs. By offering a systematic professional approach through the integration of theoretical and practical tailored programmes, incorporating your training policies and organisational goals, we guarantee compliance and ensure a safer working environment. We also offer a wide range of  RoSPAIATPIFEIIRSM & CPD approved courses; and have a retail business sourcing and supplying specialist evacuation and training equipment.