Start Date: 10 Mar 2019
End Date: 14 Mar 2019
Duration: 5
Country: Barcelona / Spain
Category: Health, Safety, Security & Environment

Course Description


The course is divided into two tiers.

The Foundation Module (first tier) gives those with emergency planning responsibilities and overview of the principles of emergency preparedness and the relevance to their organization. The first tier offers delegates:

         A basic introduction to the NHS guidance, civil contingencies legislation and quality assurance and control.

         An introduction to a pro-forma system for developing PCT and Acute Trustsí emergency plans.

         Guidance on the internal audit and evaluation of emergency plans.

The second tier builds on the Foundation course and comprises six further modules:

         Module Two: Hazard Mapping, Risk Identification and Mitigation

         Module Three: Preparing and Reviewing a Plan

         Module Four: Plan Validation

         Module Five: Quality Assurance and Control

         Module Six: Command and Control and Multi-Agency Working

         Module Seven: Operational Preparedness

Course Objective


By the end of this module delegates will be able to:

         Explain the importance of emergency preparedness in the context of their role within their organization.

         Identify where their organization sits in national command and control arrangements for emergency preparedness.

         Describe the concept of integrated emergency management and
evaluate its application across their organization.

         Outline how the legal issues and guidance of emergency preparedness
apply to their organisation.

Brief senior management and executives within their organisation on their emergency preparedness responsibilities.


Who Should attend?

Those within the NHS who are responsible for preparing and ensuring the validation of their organizationís emergency plan.

Course Outline


By the end of Module Two delegates will be able to:

         Explain the difference between Ďhazardsí and Ďriskí.

         Conduct a process of hazard identification within their organisation.

         Conduct a qualitative risk assessment.

         Explain the difference between qualitative and quantitative risk assessments.

         Describe the NHS requirement for, and the content and purpose of,
a risk register and its applicability to emergency management.

         Describe the principles of effective risk communication and apply them to the emergency management risks within their own organisation.

         Identify and evaluate ways in which emergency management risks may be mitigated within the NHS environment.

By the end of Module Three delegates will be able to:

         Describe different types of emergency plans.

         Identify the key elements of emergency plans.

         Evaluate the use of templates in emergency planning.

         Identify good practice in plan writing and design.

         Explain the administrative procedures required in the planning process, including the distribution of plans.

         Describe the stages in the planning cycle.

         Construct a range of components of emergency plans relevant to their organisation.

         Identify good practice in achieving co-ordination, integration and compatibility between plans of PCTs, Trusts and partner agencies.

By the end of Module Four delegates will be able to:

         Identify training needs for all staff in relation to their role in their organisationís emergency plan and advise on the construction of appropriate solutions.

         State the minimum annual exercise requirements for testing their organisationís
emergency plan.

         Design exercises that will test their organisationís emergency plan.

         Review and implement lessons to be learned following exercises, near misses
and actual emergency incidents (their own or someone elseís), amending their
organisationís emergency plan as necessary.

         Identify and propose solutions to the resource issues associated with the
validation of plans.

         Determine additional training and exercise requirements based on local
hazard identification and risk assessment.

Module Five will cover:

         assess the implications of the Civil Contingencies Act for their

         identify and evaluate their respective roles and responsibilities as
stated in the NHS Emergency Planning Guidance 2005 document

         evaluate the Department of Health's Beyond a Major Incident and
assess its effect on their organisation

         review the Core Standard 24 as set out in the National Standards,
Local Action document and assess its impact on their organisation

         describe the concept of "best practice" with respect to risk
management as laid down by the Commission for Health Improvement

         assess and evaluate the Department of Health's Planning and Audit
Assessment Tool

Module Six will cover command and control, and multi-agency working.
To enable delegates to establish effective working relationships within the NHS and with partner responding agencies.

By the end of module six, delegates will be able to:

         Identify and evaluate the command and control requirements for their own organization.

         Explain where their organization sits within the local, regional and national command and control arrangements for emergency preparedness.

         Identify the causes that might initiate the need to escalate the response to a sector, regional and/or national level.

         Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of building and fostering effective relationships with partner agencies.

         Describe, assess and prioritize their organization's responsibilities towards multi-agency collaboration and local resilience.

         Demonstrate an appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of partner agencies.

By the end of module seven, delegates will be able to:

         Evaluate the importance of the correct location, equipment and facilities needed for the operation of a successful control room.

         Evaluate and assess the impact of a major incident on staff welfare

         Identify the need for effective resilience through the study of relevant case histories

         Assess the need for rigorous recovery plans.

         Explain the critical importance of effective log keeping

         Explore and clarify major incident cascade systems

         Identify and describe the elements of generic on-call skills

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