Emergency Planning Principles

Location UK - register your interest

Date To be confirmed

Duration 1 day

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 18

Price IChemE member £1350 + VAT, non-member £1550 + VAT


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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