Emergency Planning Principles

Date From: tbc
Location: United Kingdom
Description: Learn how to manage the key aspects of emergency planning including procedures, training, testing and how to review performance.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: TBC
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Course department
Contact Phone: +44 (0)1788 534496
Contact Email: courses@icheme.org

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This course focuses on measures to protect life and avoid serious injury, including the provision of shelter and refuges, escape routes, evacuation equipment, fire fighting and shut-down sectors.

You will be led through the fundamentals of emergency response requirements using a blend of theory and workshop exercises, drawing upon case studies from a range of industry sectors.

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Learning outcomes

By the end of course delegates will:

  • learn the regulatory requirements (eg 1995 PFEER) pertaining to the protection of people during major accidents
  • identify all foreseeable integrity threats (Major Accident Hazards) 
  • understand the risk analysis required for both onshore and offshore major accident response planning
  • describe the components of emergency procedures from minor incidents to major accidents
  • explain the effectiveness of the plants protection and procedures, including temporary refuges
  • appreciate the requirement for emergency response planning and communications
  • clearly describe the various roles within emergency response and incident management

Course outline

  • introduction to UK and international regulations
  • identifying integrity threats and their potential to compromise the integrity of places of refuges 
  • risk analysis required for both onshore and offshore major accident planning 
  • emergency response principles
  • management of major emergencies
  • emergency response planning, communications and training
  • effectiveness of facility provided protection and procedures, including temporary refuges
  • lessons learned from accidents

Who will benefit

  • anyone involved in the prevention of major accidents or incidents
  • project and plant managers


  • IChemE member: £1350 + VAT
  • Non member: £1550 + VAT

18 hours CPDDuration for CPD recording purposes: 18 hrs.

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