For a self-paced, guided learning experience
Duration: 1.5 hours
It doesn’t matter where and when accidents occur at a workplace. What matters is that you should be able to do to minimize the impact on lives by managing emergencies effectively.
Identifying potential hazards at the workplace, knowledge of first aid, establishing emergency action plans are some of the ways in which the impact of an emergency on lives can be reduced. For instance, if an employee is trained in providing first aid, he or she can quickly intervene during times of crisis to provide first aid to an injured co-worker.
Organizations have an obligation to train their employees in emergency management practices so that they know how to respond in a crisis situation. In many cases, evaluation of resources and rescue plans can help minimize losses and prevent damage caused to lives.
For instance, an employee should be aware that only foam, powder and carbon dioxide extinguishers can extinguish a fire, while a water extinguisher can blow it out of proportion. On the other hand, employees should be aware of safe escape routes in case of a fire breakout or a power shut down.
In this course, we will focus on emergency management procedures to be carried out during a crisis. This course will provide useful insights on first aid and emergency analysis. It will discuss the need for emergency response and control planning, evacuation procedures and emergency drills.
To deal with emergencies at the workplace, it is important that employees are trained to conduct themselves appropriately in case of emergencies. Here, in this course, as outlined below, we will illustrate how employees should deal with emergency situations.
- First Aid
- Emergency Response and Control Planning
- Emergency Drills
- Emergency Command Organization
- Emergency Control Centre
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Identify and classify the various levels and types of emergencies
- Administer basic emergency first aid
- Describe hazard identification and risk assessment
- Explain emergency response and control planning
- Explain how to participate in table top and mock drills
- Evacuate smoothly during an emergency
This course is meant to benefit:
- Industrial workers including employees, contractors and management personnel prone to hazards in the form of accidents and health issues
- Employees and management personnel interested in learning more about workplace safety
- Social workers and common public interested in learning more about safety and health standards