Awareness: Emergency Preparedness And Response Procedures

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Course outcomes:

Participants on completion of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Procedures Course will know and understand on what to do when there is an emergency. The person 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. This is a one-day course.

The course is aligned to a SAQA unit standard:

Unit standard 259597 for emergency preparedness and response procedures course

Explain emergency preparedness and response procedures 

The skill, knowledge, and values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Environmental Practice NQF Level 2.

Course structure:

Content for emergency preparedness and response procedures course

An emergency and an Incident
Types of emergencies
Emergencies according to industry type of workplace conditions
Impact of emergencies on personnel health, safety, and production
Types of alarms
Procedures
Warnings and Signs
Adhering to the symbolic signs
Evacuated parties
Account and record all parties not evacuated
Emergency teams
Information provided to aiders
Emergency communication structures
Functions of the Emergency Control Room
Records required of the events of the Emergency
Types of Information required to manage the Emergency
How to conduct a risk assessment
The Emergency Action Plan should cover
Types of Emergency Evacuations
Assisting people with special needs

Target group:


The course is aimed at all employees in the workplace.

Index for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Procedures Course:

  1. TYPES OF EMERGENCIES
    • 1.1 An emergency and an Incident
    • 1.2 Types of Emergencies
    • 1.3 Emergencies according to industry type of workplace conditions
    • 1.4 Impact of emergencies on personnel health, safety, and production
  2. RESPONSES TO AN ALARM
    • 2.1 Types of alarms
    • 2.2 Procedures
    • 2.3 Warnings and Signs
    • 2.4 Adhering to the symbolic signs
  3. THE ASSEMBLY AREA
    • 3.1 Evacuated parties
    • 3.2 Account and record all parties not evacuated
    • 3.3 Emergency teams
    • 3.4 Information provided to aiders
  4. FUNCTIONS OF THE EMERGENCY CONTROL CENTRE
    • 4.1 Emergency communication structures
    • 4.2 Functions of the Emergency Control Room
    • 4.3 Records required of the events of the Emergency
    • 4.4 Types of Information required to manage the Emergency
  5. FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT
    • 5.1 How to conduct a risk assessment
  6. EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN (EAP)
    • 6.1 The Emergency Action Plan should cover
    • 6.2 EAP Suggested Contents
  7. EMERGENCY EVACUATION
    • 7.1 Types of Emergency Evacuations
  8. PEOPLE WITH SPECIFIC NEEDS
    • 8.1 Assisting people