Major Emergency Management Training Course

Major Emergency Management Training Course

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Major Emergency Management training course provides the theoretical framework and practical experience by participating as the Emergency Manager/Person-in-Charge or Command Team Member in highly realistic simulated emergencies inside our custom Bridge/Control Room. The course is conducted over a period of three days and comprises a blend of classroom theory sessions and numerous scenario exercises. 

Course is Designed For:

Personnel from any background who wish to learn more about major emergency management at an operational level. The course is applicable to anyone who works in a high-risk industry.

Course Objective:

The objectives of the MEM Training are that delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the key factors of preparing for, responding to, and maintaining control throughout the development or escalation of an emergency situation.
  • Learn how to manage communication, emergency-related information and put into place predetermined plans at the point when the emergency alarm has been raised, to the point when the emergency manager is assured that the emergency is over.
  • Understand how stress can impact on individuals and team performance during emergencies.
  • Have the opportunity to role-play as the emergency manager in a minimum of two specific types of emergency scenarios. This is a key element of the training programme, and is backed up by constructive feedback from the course instructional team.

Course Duration:                     1 Day (8 Hours)

Certificate Validity:                  1 year

Training Schedule:                    On-Demand

Topics Covered:


  • Major emergency types
  • Relevant safety regulations
  • Emergency factors
  • The manager’s responsibility for non-essential and responding personnel both onsite and within specific distances of the incident
  • Evaluating the potential for escalation
  • Slow and rapid escalation including consequences
  • Evaluate available resources required to deal with emergencies

The Emergency Manager

  • The differences between normal management and major emergency management
  • Factors to consider during an emergency
  • Concerns and apprehensions of the emergency manager
  • The roles and responsibilities of the EMT and emergency response team (ERT)
  • The principles of delegation
  • Time management

The Emergency Command Centre (ECC) Facilities and Information Management

  • ECC ergonomics
  • ECC equipment
  • Information Management System (IMS) characteristics:
  • Benefits of using an Information Management System
  • The components of a paper-based system to be used in the event of a power failure

Pre-planning and Maintaining a State of Readiness

  • The need for the EMT and emergency personnel to be in a permanent state of readiness
  • The importance of the training and competence of the EMT
  • The Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
  • Company procedures
  • Operations manuals
  • Value and purpose of emergency pre-planning
  • Value and purpose of risk assessment
  • Purpose of drills and exercises for the EMT
  • Purpose of drills and exercises for the emergency manager
  • Purpose of drills and exercises for assuring emergency equipment is fit for purpose and can be competently used by the ERT
  • Maintaining familiarity with emergency resources both on the asset and external

Dealing with Stress

  • Sources of stress during an emergency
  • Stress factors
  • The effect of time pressure on decision making capability
  • The effect of information overload on decision making capability
  • The reduction in short- and long-term memory during an incident
  • Delegate actions to relevant personnel effectively and appropriately
  • Taking effective action to maintain activities
  • Taking effective action to reduce stress in self and others
  • Arranging for the replacement of a stressed person
  • Regrouping and reassessing

Instructional Method:

  • Lecture
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Group Discussions
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Demonstration

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