Disasters can impact aviation businesses anywhere, any time, including crashes, natural disasters, technology / process / infrastructure failures, industrial actions, workplace incidents and more. Not preparing for events like these exponentially increases the impact it will have on your organisation. We regularly see examples of unprepared organisations on the news and the consequences they suffer – significant financial losses, operational and reputational damage, and legal costs and fines.
According to the ICAO Safety Management Manual, aviation/airport operators have to consider a wide range of emergency scenarios, including emergency responses to accidents/incidents, business continuity, security and quality-related emergency situations.
This course will provide you with the knowledge, processes and tools you need to know what your risks are, how to assess them and how to design effective, achievable risk treatment measures. Next to that, it covers understanding your airport community and how to liaise with them in effectively managing risks.
A common risk treatment measure is developing an Emergency Plan, but just having a plan is not enough. The plan must be well-practised and tested. Exercising your plan is crucial to confirming it’s effective, to build staff competency and confidence in disaster situations, and to confirm all information is up-to-date. Conducting exercises also build relationships with stakeholders and increases their confidence in your organisation.
The main objectives of this course are to understand how to:
- Effectively execute and implement an emergency risk management process
- Develop an emergency risk management plan
- Develop an Emergency Response Plan
- Design an effective emergency exercise that meets the expectations of stakeholders
- Manage exercise risks and develop an exercise plan
- Engage stakeholders and the community for emergency risk management, emergency response planning and exercise design purposes