Emergency Preparedness and Response provides students the ability to identify emergency situations and assess appropriate Emergency Preparedness (ERP) systems. Students learn how to evaluate issues that arise prior to, during, and immediately following an emergency, as well as any long-term recovery challenges. The course is focused on reducing the effects of disasters through established and proven workplace emergency plans, procedures, training, and community and government disaster services. In addition, you are taught about establishing an emergency response team (ERT) and the implications of doing so.
- Summarize the steps of the emergency plan development process
- Describe the required elements of an Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
- Identify different types of emergencies and how to respond to them
- Perform vulnerability assessments
- Use proven established workplace emergency plans and procedures
- Discuss the key components and regulatory requirements for exit routes and action plans
- Understand the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act classification system and what it requires for spill response
- Describe the steps and requirements for spill response
This course is one of 10 courses that make up the Occupational Health & Safety Online Certificate for Practitioners (OH&S). Students have the option to enrol in individual courses without having to complete the OH&S Certificate.