Emergency Planning Principles

Date From: 03 October 2017
Date To: 05 October 2017
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: Rugby, UK
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Course department
Contact Phone: +44 (0)1788 534431
Contact Email: courses@icheme.org


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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of course delegates will understand and know how to:

  • the regulatory requirements (eg 1995 PFEER) pertaining to the protection of people during major accidents
  • identify all foreseeable integrity threats (Major Accident Hazards) 
  • the risk analysis required for both onshore and offshore major accident response planning
  • to 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 presenters

Alan McIntyre, Stirling Group

Alan is UK manager - crisis and continuity management for Stirling Group and has been with the organised for over 12 years. He is country manager, providing leadership to a team of project managers, instructors and over 30 associates in delivering emergency response and crisis management consultancy and training both in the UK and Europe. Alan provides leadership for major exercises and live incidents involving offshore installations and is experienced in delivering projects internationally.

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 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 Stirling Group 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.

Duration (for CPD recording purposes): 18 hrs

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