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Emergency Response Team (ERT) Training

2 days

ERT training is about raising the awareness of key staff about what the emergencies are that they may face and giving them confidence in the procedures an organisation uses and their ability to carry them out successfully. It is also about developing competencies and skill-sets so that staff can fulfil key roles.

It is important that all those within an organisation who may be involved in planning for and responding to an emergency should be appropriately prepared. This requires a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities and how they fit into the wider picture. Without training, an organisation and its staff will quickly become overwhelmed by an emergency, unable to handle its mpacts and recover from them.

Any staff who could be involved in emergency planning or response should receive appropriate training. But training should also extend beyond those employed by the organisation and include contractors and the staff of voluntary organisations who might be used in support of emergency planning or response.

Everyone will need to feel confident and competent in any role they may take and a rolling training programme will be needed to account for staff turn-over, and also to ensure all staff are regularly refreshed and well practised in emergency response. Training will include:

1. the contents of the emergency plan
2. the individual’s role in implementing the plan - what is expected of them and how they fit into the wider picture
3. the key skills and knowledge required in crisis response.
4. developing staff competencies with practice carrying out their roles in emergency plans
3. testing well-established procedures.

Examples of the training modules which may be required within the training are:
incident command module
leadership module
voice/radio procedure module
HAZMAT and COSHH module
GOTCHA training
Manual Handling - Safe moving of People
Confined Space training / tripod, breathing aparatus modules
Working at Height / Harness module
Fire training module
Infection Control module


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