COURSE TITLE: Emergency Coordinator

UNIT STANDARD: 259597

SHORT DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to understand and coordinate the different types of emergencies that may take place in the work area.

COURSE CONTENTS:

  1. Different types of emergencies;

  2. Difference between an emergency and an incident;

  3. Identify the most likely emergencies that may be encountered in a workplace according to industry type and workplace conditions;

  4. Effects of these emergencies in the workplace in terms of their impact on staff health, safety & production;

  5. Explain various responses to an alarm;

  6. Procedures to be followed in the event of specific alarms in terms of worksite emergency policies & procedures;

  7. Purpose of mandatory, statutory and informative warnings and signs are explained according to specified requirements;

  8. Importance of adhering to the symbolic signs is explained in terms of responding to an alarm;

  9. Explain actions required of an Emergency Coordinator in an assembly area;

  10. Procedures to account for all evacuated parties are explained in accordance with safety and workplace procedures;

  11. Methods utilised to account for and record all parties not evacuated are explained with examples in terms of the impact on people and emergency workers;

  12. Procedures to organise emergency teams are explained with reference to speedy response time by mutual aiders;

  13. Information to be provided to mutual aiders is explained in terms of them rendering a professional service;

  14. Explain the functions of an emergency control centre;

  15. Records required of the events of an emergency are explained in terms of regulations and organisational procedures;

  16. Communication structures at the emergency are explained with examples of how they work and flow;

  17. Types of information required to manage the emergency are explained in terms of regulatory requirements and safety of people and property.