This online course provides an overview of the emergency preparedness process and the steps to respond to an emergency. It provides an awareness of a systematic approach to universal emergency management principles. So that everyone is able to respond in the best way possible in an emergency situation.
By law, every organisation must have in place plans to effectively respond to health and safety incidents and emergencies. Plans must be in proportion to the level of risk inherent in your operations and potential severity of the incident. Adequate training is vital to ensuring these plans work as they should.
Emergency Preparedness Training Outline
This online course comprises the following sections:
- What’s an emergency?
- Emergency response overview
- Roles & responsibilities in the emergency response procedure
- Environmental emergencies
- Falls from height
- Case studies 1 & 2
By taking this online training, users will have a greater awareness of:
- What emergencies are
- Importance of emergency response
- Emergency response frameworks
- Vital roles in an emergency
- Steps to follow in various types of emergency
Why Emergency Preparedness Training is Vital
Every organisation has a legal responsibility to prepare for potential emergencies that may occur during their operations. Emergency preparation must be adequate for the level of risk that an emergency may cause. Preparedness must include having appropriate equipment, first aiders and other emergency staff and ensuring everybody knows and understand their role.
A failure to have proper emergency response measures in place can result in fines and irreparable damage to an organisation’s reputation, as well as significant injury and the loss of life.
Benefits of Emergency Preparedness Training
- IIRSM approved
- Supports compliance with relevant legislation
- Helps ensure staff are equipped to handle emergencies
- Empowers employees to tackle emergency situations with increased confidence
- Staff will have a greater awareness of types of emergencies
- Demonstrates health and safety is a priority
|Study length||35+ minutes|
|Approval body||IIRSM approved|
|Target Audience||All staff members – awareness|
|Format||One interactive module with an end of course test|
|Assessment||Online multiple-choice test|
|Certification||Online certificate issued immediately on course completion|
|Certification Validity Duration||3 years|
Frequently Asked Questions
For any emergency procedure to work well, everyone needs to be aware of what the procedures are and their role in it. Moreover, you must define the responsible persons and equipment that must be present on-site, as well as provide a method for immediately contacting other persons in need.
To ensure that the emergency procedures are working, they must be tested, evaluated, and adjusted accordingly to suit your situation. You should also anticipate problems that might exist, such as difficulties in reaching the casualty, for instance, releasing a casualty buried beneath heavy machinery.
The common examples of emergency preparedness include placing rescue equipment, posting emergency telephone numbers, installing smoke detectors within the working environment, providing safety signs if there is a significant risk, placing first-aid equipment appropriate to the workplace need. Most importantly, providing adequate training that educates about the systematic approach to emergency management principles.
Training of staff is key to preparing for all types of potential emergency scenarios. Along with this training, emergency simulations are vital. These can be done via discussion, table-top or live rehearsal.
Discussion-based exercises simply involve talking through the steps of an emergency situation. Table-top exercises involve simulating an emergency situation and run through a response, in real time or sped up, explaining what must be done in a given scenario.
Live rehearsals are exactly that. They are made to be as realistic as possible, enacting an emergency situation using the actual locations and equipment that would be required.
No. No prior subject knowledge is required to take this course on emergency preparedness and response.
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