Emergency Planning Principles

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 18


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.

Who will benefit

  • Anyone involved in the prevention of major accidents or incidents
  • Project and plant managers

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


Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place:

  • 2 places — 5% discount
  • 3 places — 10% discount
  • 4 or more places — 15% discount.

Bookings must be made at the same time to receive the discount.

In-company training

This course is also available as an in-company course (face-to-face or online) where content can be customised to meet your organisation's specific needs and delivered on a date/location that suits your requirements. Contact us for more information.

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