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Course Title:   Evacuation / Emergency Preparedness

Description:   The training will empower participants to be able to distinguish between an emergency and an incident as well as understanding the different types of emergencies that may take place in the workplace

Duration:             1 Day

Audience:            First Aiders, Fire Fighters, SHEP Representatives & Supervisors

  • Different types of emergencies 

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    • Difference between an emergency and an incident.
    • Probable types of emergencies that may occur in a specific workplace.
    • Industry type and workplace conditions in relation to emergencies.
    • Effects of these emergencies in the workplace.
  • Various responses to an alarm 

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    • Types of alarms that must be responded to.
    • Worksite emergency policies and procedures.
    • Purposes of mandatory, statutory and informative warnings and signs.
    • Importance of adhering to the symbolic signs.
  • Actions required of a safety officer in an assembly area 

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    • Procedures to account for all evacuated parties.
    • Methods utilised to account for and record all parties not evacuated.
    • Procedures to organise emergency teams.
    • Information to be provided to mutual aiders. (Fire brigade, first aiders, police, medical personnel, rescue teams and traffic police).
  • Functions of an emergency control centre 

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    • Records required in terms of regulations and organisational procedures.
    • Communication structures at the emergencies.
    • Types of information required to manage the emergencies
  • Course Notes 

    Learner will be capable to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:

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    • The types of emergency alarms in the workplace
    • The procedures for responding to them
    • And the methods and procedures which need to be applied in an assembly area after an alarm