Evacuation Essentials

£15.00 £18.15 INC VAT

This short and instructive course provides important information regarding emergency evacuation procedures. If a building must be evacuated, it will more than likely be in an emergency situation for example, in the event of a fire.

It is very important that users know in advance, what to do to if they discover a fire, on hearing  the fire alarm and how to safely and promptly leave the building, assisting visitors and people with disabilities where necessary.


A lack of preparation for fire emergencies can be costly to both human life and property.  Therefore, an understanding of Evacuation Essentials is crucial.

According to the UK Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) in 2012/13 alone, there were:

  • 1,826 fires in industrial processing premises, with 82 casualties.
  • 5,671 fires in commercial/retail premises alone, of which 39% were in retail premises.
  • 1,017 fires in health/hospital premises, with 32 casualties.
  • 635 fires in schools – more than one a day.

Once a fire alarm sounds, there is a small window of opportunity for everyone to escape safely. During an emergency, rapid thinking is vital. Fire spreads quickly, so you need to know what to do in advance of a fire starting.

The Evacuation Essentials course details valuable instructions on how to evacuate a burning building and how to respond appropriately to a fire emergency. Users are advised of what action to take if they discover a fire, how to raise the alarm, contact security or the fire services and evacuate the building by the safest and most immediate route.

It is important that users are aware they should not linger to collect personal belongings. The course stresses that if you hear a fire alarm, you must always assume it is a genuine emergency and immediately begin to evacuate the building following the correct procedure.

If you delay, the risk of inhaling smoke and toxic fumes is increased and the chance of escaping safely is greatly reduced.

The Evacuation Essentials course explains what to do if you can’t leave the building and what action should be taken if individuals are in a smoke filled room. It is important to be aware of an organisation’s fire assembly point.  On proceeding to the assembly point, all evacuees should stay there.  Never return to the building until authorised personnel advise it is safe to do so.

To ensure you know what to do during an emergency evacuation, it is important to regularly practise evacuations. Regular practice allows you to become familiar with escape routes and also work out alternative routes if required.

Main sections in this Evacuation Essentials online training:

  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Final Test

Is it for me?

This course is beneficial for users in any working environment. Everyone should  know what to do in an emergency situation and how to respond appropriately to a fire emergency.

Course Objectives:

  • To highlight what to do if a fire alarm goes off.
  • To detail what to do if a fire is discovered.
  • To show how to evacuate a building safely.
  • To explain what to do if you are unable to leave the building.


This online training is RoSPA Approved. Once the 30 minute course is completed, users must take a final test consisting of 10 questions. The final test has a minimum pass rate requirement of 70%. On successful completion of the test, users can download and print off a certificate.