Are you prepared for any emergency?
SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 | SOUTHPAC AEROSPACE
How prepared are you for the unexpected? 2020 has taught us that unexpected events are becoming more likely than not. In the same vein, our preparedness determines how well our personnel, teams and organisations will manage in challenging times.
An emergency can happen to any organisation, any time. From a pandemic to a workplace accident, from a cyclone to a cyber-attack. You have to be prepared. You need to know what the risks are for your organisation and how to minimise the potential impact. You need to develop a plan to effectively respond in the unfortunate event they do occur. Subsequently, then you need to practice and test that plan.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Southpac’s Emergency Response Plan Course and Public Safety Emergency Management Course are facilitated by experienced disaster and risk management instructors from Phoenix Resilience. These instructors have operational experience managing natural disasters, aviation emergencies and politically motivated violence. In our three-day LIVE & Virtual course, you will learn how to assess and prevent risks. Secondly, you will learn to understand how to develop an Emergency Response Plan. Finally, you will be guided on how to practice, test and exercise your plan to ensure it’s effective.
Disasters can impact any business anywhere, any time, including crashes, natural disasters, technology, process or infrastructure failures, industrial actions, workplace incidents and more. Not preparing for events like these exponentially increases the impact it will have on your organisation. For example, we regularly see experiences of unprepared organisations on the news. The consequences they suffer can range from significant financial losses, to legal costs and fines to operational and reputational damage.
This course will provide you with the knowledge, processes and tools you need to know what your risks are. Additionally, you will learn how to assess them and how to design effective, achievable risk treatment measures. Next to that, it covers understanding your community and how to liaise with them in effectively managing risks.
A common risk treatment measure is developing an Emergency Plan. But to clarify, 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
Upcoming Course Dates
Emergency Response Plan | Dates TBA
Public Safety Emergency Management | 24 – 26 November, 2020 | LIVE Learning Virtual Classroom | Log in and learn from anywhere