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Emergency Management Team (EMT) Initial Response Training

Scope (Target Group)
The target group for Emergency Management Team Initial Response Training is personnel who are members of, or provide support to, an Incident
Management Team in an onshore Command Centre environment

Aims and Objectives
The aim of the Emergency Management Team (EMT) Initial Response Training is to maintain and improve an Organisation’s emergency management
response by equipping its EMT personnel with formal training in command, control, communications and stress-related factors in the management of
major emergencies and training them in the practical application of their Organisation’s emergency response procedures. In addition, this programme
also provides initial emergency incident management training for personnel who are undertaking a training and competence programme to progress to
the role of an Emergency Management Team Commander (Incident Commander).
The objectives of the Emergency Management Team Initial Response Training are that, by the end of the training, the delegates will:
(a) understand the key factors of preparing for, responding to, and maintaining control throughout the development or escalation of an emergency
(b) know how to manage communications, emergency-related information and put into place predetermined plans at the point when the emergency alarm
has been raised, to the point when the Incident Commander is assured that the emergency is over
(c) understand how stress can impact on individuals and team performance during emergencies
(d) have had the opportunity to role-play their EMT position in a number of specific types of emergency scenarios

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this training, delegates will:
(a) have an advanced understanding of EMT roles and responsibilities
(b) understand what facilities, resources and assets are available to the EMT
(c) be able to quickly assess and manage information in an emergency situation
(d) be able to establish priorities and take effective action
(e) know how to utilise their organisation’s emergency procedures
(f) be able to maintain communications, identifying and expressing key information under pressure
(g) be confident in making decisions, delegating effectively, and delivering instruction
(h) be able to evaluate progress and communicate changes in plans and priorities
(i) know when, and how, to delegate authority and manage teams and individuals
(j) know how to recognise and respond appropriately to stress in themselves and others

Structure of the Course (Course Content)
Module 1 Theory of Major Emergency Management
• Major Emergencies
• The Incident Commander and other EMT roles
• The Emergency Command Centre (ECC) Facilities & Information Management
• Pre-planning and Maintaining a State of Readiness
• Dealing with Stress
• Managing Incident Briefing and Time-out Performa

Module 2 Practical Elements of Major Emergency Management
• Assessing the Situation
• Taking Effective Action
• Maintaining Communications
• Delegating Authority
• Managing Self and Team
• Managing team using the Incident Briefing and Time-out Performa

Evaluation of delegates will be by continuous observation of their performance during their tenure(s) as an EMT member during desktop exercises,
each based around a major incident chosen from the following:
(a) Loss of containment (hydrocarbon or toxic gas leak)
(b) Environmental incident (gas release, oil or chemical spill)
(c) Transportation incident (road vehicle/helicopter/vessel)
(d) Security/sabotage incident
(e) Mass casualty incident (epidemic/food poisoning/toxic gas)
(f) Fire
(g) Explosion
(h) Marine incident
(i) Earthquake

The range of emergency scenarios specified above will include an appropriate combination of the following
(a) Injured personnel
(b) Multiple casualties (medical evacuation)
(c) Missing personnel (search & rescue)
(d) Loss of communication
(e) Loss of evacuation, muster points or temporary refuge
(f) Stressed personnel
(g) Extreme weather conditions
(h) Loss of essential facilities
(i) Loss of key personnel
(j) Rapidly developing situation leading to information overload
(k) Evacuation of the site
(l) Environmental concerns and effects
(m) Situation on adjoining asset

There are no prerequisites for the Emergency Management Team Initial Response Training

Certification & Approvals
Delegates will be issued with a QISC EMT Initial Response Training certificate.

There is no expiry date for the EMT Initial Response Training certificate.

Course Duration
The optimum ‘contact time’ for the Major Emergency Management Initial Response Training programme is 16 hours (2 days) and will consist of 25%
theory and 75% desktop exercises.

Maximum Number of Delegates
12 (May be increased upon request. Please call for details).

Health & Fitness
All personnel who participate in practical activities specified in this standard must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully. All students
will be asked to complete a Qatar International Safety Centre standard medical questionnaire prior to course commencement.

Venue (Training Location)
Training can be delivered at the client premises or at the QISC Training Centre:
Qatar International Safety Centre
Gate 9, Street 45
Salwa Industrial Area
Doha, Qatar
PO BOX 23651

Dates & Cost
Please contact us direct for availability & costs:
Email: training@madinagulf.com
Tel: +974 4450 1223
Fax: +974 4450 1220