Emergency Response in the Workplace - UK (Update Available)

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This course provides information about planning for and responding to emergencies. The intent is to provide the learner with basic information on procedures that cover onsite emergencies such as an accidental release or spill of a hazardous chemical, fire emergencies, explosions, bomb threats, threats to security or personal injuries. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to define basic terminology associated with emergency response, recognise the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency, specify the risks associated with hazardous substances in an incident, specify the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present, define the role and responsibilities of the Emergency Response Team, identify additional resources for more information regarding relevant standard operating procedures for emergency response, identify the requirements for air monitoring during emergency response, specify general site security and control procedures according to the emergency response plan and the HSE's guidance document HSG 191 – Emergency planning for major accidents, specify emergency reporting and communication methods, specify basic spill control, containment and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available in your area, and specify basic decontamination procedures. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Chilworth (a DEKRA Company) – Global Experts in Safety and Process Safety. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

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All employees

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Emergency Response in the Workplace - UK (Update Available)

  • identify the definitions of basic emergency response terminology
  • identify the definitions for common roles in emergency response situations
  • identify hazardous substances and their associated risks
  • identify the responsibilities of an employee in an emergency situation involving hazardous materials
  • identify important components of an emergency response plan
  • identify responsibilities of the emergency response team
  • identify air monitoring requirements
  • identify key concepts related to communications during an emergency situation
  • identify the responsibilities of the Incident Controller
  • identify key concepts related to site control and evacuation procedures
  • identify non-emergency response situations
  • identify decontamination procedures and resources for medical assistance
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