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

Emergency Preparedness / Evacuation

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

The aim of this training 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.

•  Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
•  Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.

All our courses are designed to help learners to work logically, efficiently and effectively when assessing and managing an emergency by using a systematic approach. At the end of this course learners will be able to distinguish between an emergency and an incident as well as understand the different types of emergencies that may take place in the workplace. The learners will be able to explain the types of emergency alarms in the workplace, the procedures for responding to them with emphasis on evacuation procedures and the methods and procedures which need to be applied in an assembly area after an alarm.
Emergency Preparedness and Response Procedures Course Contents

•  Emergencies and incidents.
•  Types of emergencies that may occur in a specific workplace and those most likely to occur.
•  Emergencies that may be encountered according to industry type and workplace conditions.
•  The impact of emergencies on personnel health, safety and production in the workplace.
•  Types of alarms that must be responded to.
•  Procedures to be followed in the event of specific alarms in terms of work site emergency policies and procedures.
•  The purposes of mandatory, statutory and informative warnings and signs.
•  The importance of adhering to the symbolic signs in terms of responding to an alarm.
•  Procedures to account for all evacuated parties.
•  Methods used to account for and record all parties not evacuated and the impact of this on people and emergency workers.
•  Procedures to organise emergency teams for speedy response time by mutual aiders.
•  Information to be provided to the emergency services before and after arrival on site.
•  Records required of the events of an emergency.
•  Communication structures at the emergency with examples of how they work and flow.
•  Types of information required to manage the emergency in terms of regulatory requirements and safety of people and property including: establishing an emergency planning committee; doing a risk assessment; developing and implementing an emergency management plan; emergency response procedures for personnel and for all emergency response teams such as fire, first aid, evacuation teams; post-incident needs and recovery; reviewing and modifying the emergency plan.
Course Details

Course duration: 1 Day
Time: 08h00-16h00
Price: R585 per person excl. VAT
Cost includes: Emergency preparedness and procedures training manual; Laminated memory card, Assessment and Portfolio of Evidence, Certificate of competence valid for 2 years.
Venue: On site or at IEFA Training Centre
Dates: Available upon request
No of learners: On site minimum 8, maximum 25
Course Accreditation: Pending

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