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: £1000 + VAT
Non member: £1200 + VAT

Course presenter

Craig Menzies

Craig is a former police officer with Grampian Police, UK, with a varied career spanning 30 years. A supervisor for 20 years with vast experience of managing and motivating both small operational teams and full divisional response and incident response teams in Aberdeen, UK.

Craig has well developed interpersonal skills and is an excellent communicator, honed by over 15 years as a police hostage, kidnap and crisis negotiator. Craig’s recent projects include the development and delivery of incident management training to Malta International Airport, the development of a response toolkit for the Energy Institute and the emergency response and security coordinator for Maersk Oil North Sea.

Since joining Restrata in 2013, Craig has delivered a number of projects, including the review and creation of emergency response plans (both onshore and offshore) for all business levels, and the design and delivery of specialist training in relation to emergency response management.

18 hours CPDDuration for CPD recording purposes: 18 hrs.

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