Emergency Preparedness / Evacuation
Evacuation Training
Emergency Preparedness and Response Procedures
US ID 259597 - NQF Level 2 - Credits 3

Emergency Preparedness / Evacuation

Emergency Preparedness and Response Procedures (8 hours) - Course Outline

The aim of this course is to give an understanding of the planning, preparation and procedures required for an effective, co-ordinated response to different emergencies that could take place in the workplace. It incorporates the specific outcomes and assessment criteria of the SAQA-registered Unit Standard 259597.

The ‘Emergency Preparedness and Response Procedures’ course will acquaint learners with the different types of emergencies that can take place in the workplace and the potential impact of such occurrences on the company, workers and visitors should they occur. Learners will be able to describe different types of emergency alarms, their purpose and the procedures for responding to them including safely evacuating the premises. This course covers the methods and procedures which need to be applied in an assembly area after an alarm is sounded, including actions required of a safety officer in an assembly area and functions of an emergency control centre. On completion of the course learners will have an appreciation of the need for developing and implementing an emergency management plan in preparation for any potential situation that could arise in their workplace and to enable emergency teams to respond quickly and effectively to an emergency according to its nature and severity, the type of workplace, and its location.

Pre-requisites:
•  Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
•  Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Procedures - Course Contents

•  Terminology - differentiate between an emergency, an accident and an incident.
•  Different types of workplace emergencies and their potential impact on personnel health, safety and production.
•  Types of emergencies according to industry type and workplace conditions and identifying those most likely to occur.
•  Various types of alarms and procedures to be followed according to the nature of the emergency and work site emergency policies and procedures. These include responses to emergencies involving fire, physical injuries, a high risk hazard, explosion and evacuation.
•  Mandatory, statutory and informative warnings and signs - their purposes and the importance of adhering to them when responding to an alarm.
•  Actions required of a safety officer in an assembly area including accounting for all evacuated parties.
•  Methods used to account for and record all parties not evacuated.
•  Organising emergency teams at the assembly area. Teams may include the fire, first aid, search and rescue, shut-down and/or hazardous materials teams according to the nature and severity of the emergency.
•  Functions of an emergency control centre.
•  Completing records in terms of regulations and organisational procedures as required following an emergency/incident.
•  Understanding communication structures during an emergency - how they work and flow.
•  Gathering the information required to develop and implement an emergency management plan.
Course Details

Course duration: 1 Day
Time: 08h00-16h00
Price: R855 per person excl. VAT
Venue: On site or at IEFA Training Centre
Dates: Available upon request
No of learners: Minimum 8, maximum 25
Course Accreditation: Pending