Evacuation Steward

This course aims to provide training covering the escort of personnel, customers and visitors in buildings with high density of population or special evacuation problems (hospitals, care-homes). A second aim is to provide training in the control of evacuation of that particular building.

Duration : 1 day

Countries Running the Course

If this course is not available in your country, please contact with your member training.

Those responsible for assisting in the evacuation of staff and visitors from a building


At the end of the session , students will understand and be able to use adequately evacuation techniques

– The European Safety Signs:
• to recognise and understand the different pictograms used to indicate the evacuation and escape routes, dangers in particular places (storage of flammable liquids and hazardous substances, electrical equipment, radiation zones, prohibited actions (smoking, no flames), fire equipment (ladders, location of telephone), emergency evacuation lighting and photoluminescent signs and products
– In-built» protection
• Fire doors : identification, kinds of fire doors and their activation
• Smoke extraction from evacuation staircases
• No use of elevators and escalators
• Manual operation and automatic fail-safe of security/access control mechanisms in the event of an evacuation
– Evacuation Techniques :
• Importance of the meeting/assembly point for the control on the evacuation
• «Bulldozer» method : building is empty
• «Escorted» method : building is empty and the people who were in the building are present and safe at the meeting/assembly point.
• Partial Evacuation : only one compartment is evacuated
• Phased Evacuation : only endangered compartment and nearby compartments are evacuated initially with more remote compartments evacuated in turn
• Complete Evacuation
• The importance of having a refuge point for disabled staff or those who require assistance (i.e. in hotels, hospitals, schools, care-homes etc.)
– Practice :
– Demonstrations :
• The effects of a fire, the smoke, the heat and the lack of visibility in a room (with the door closed and with the door in pen position)
• The effects of the different fire extinguishers and hose reel (visibility, aggressiveness, smoke development,…)
• Demonstration of the issues associated with the evacuation of personnel when facing real smoke and heat.
– Evacuation supervision and control:
• Explanation of the techniques involved in controlling the flow of personnel in conditions of reduced or no visibility
• Exercise putting into practice the techniques learned for controlling the flow of personnel in conditions of reduced or no visibility
• Practical exercise using the techniques learned for the control of personnel in conditions of reduced or no visibility
– Victims :
• Victim with burns = cooling the burns
• Victim suffering from the effects of inhaling toxic gases and smoke:- conscious = half seated position, unconscious = lateral safety position
• Transport of victims :
• Rautek grip
• Evacuation with a chair
• Extraction of a victim in immediate danger (fire or smoke )

• 2:2007 F; 5:2003 F; 19:2009 F


Optional subtitle «Evacuation Steward CFPA-E»