Healthcare Evacuation Aid Instructors Course

The Healthcare Evacuation Aid Instructors Course for those who wish to gain a qualification to teach healthcare staff in the safe use of an evacuation aid, the course will enable you to conduct your own evacuation aids training courses.

The Healthcare Evacuation Aid Instructors Course is designed to be delivered over 3 modules. Learners can choose to complete all 3 modules or only the modules that are relevant to their environment. Module 1 is compulsory with modules 2 and 3 been optional. This course is conducted in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations and guidelines with a maximum of 2 learners per course.

(a) provide the necessary measures to be taken appropriate to the place of work for first 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,

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Course Aims
  • To enable you to instruct healthcare staff in the safe use of evacuation aids
  • The safety of staff, patients and residents when required to be evacuate with the use of an evacuation aid
Course Objectives
  • For you to have a good understanding of evacuation aid requirements within a healthcare environment
  • To train you as an instructor in the safe use of evacuation aids
  • To enable you to assess the suitability of evacuation aids within a healthcare environment
Who Should Attend This Course?

Any person interested in training 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 prior to 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 Ltd)
Course Programme
  • Health & Safety at Work
  • Theory of evacuation and planning for evacuation within healthcare
  • Description and limitations of evacuation aids
  • Practical exercises involving the use of evacuation aids
  • Deliver a ‘mock’ training session to peers
  • Assessing evacuation aid use
Our Tutors

All our tutors hold a minimum QQI Level 8 in their subject matter, a Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher and are also Evacuation Aid 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.

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 Phoenix STS Certification


Module 1

  • Evacuation Aid Instructors Course (Evacuation Sheets)
  • 6 Hours

Module 2

  • Evacuation Aid Instructors Course (Pads Under 160kg)
  • 6 Hours

Module 3

  • Evacuation Aid Instructors Course (Pads Over 160kg)
  • 6 Hours

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A training room
  • A bed with a full bedding set
  • A Wheelchair
  • Access to a stairwell
  • Each training session will require a minimum of 4 staff (maximum of 6) for training with devices under 160 kg capacity
  • Each training session will require a minimum of 6 staff (maximum of 10) for training with devices over 160 kg capacity

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