OPITO Major Emergency Management Initial Response (MEMIR) Training
1. Target Group
The target group for Major Emergency Management Initial Response (MEMIR) training is personnel who are either designated as being in charge of, are
members of, or provide support to an emergency management team in an emergency.
*2. Delegate Pre-requisites
There are no prerequisites for the MEMIR training programme.
*3. Physical and Stressful Demands
Training and/or assessment activities contained within this Standard may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel
who participate in such activities must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully.
Therefore to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises, the delegates will be required to undergo medical screening by completing appropriate
medical screening form provided by QISC.
*4. Aims and Objectives
The aim of the MEMIR Training is to equip personnel with formal training in command, control, communications and stress-related factors in the management
of major emergencies. In addition, this programme also provides initial emergency management training for personnel who are undertaking a training and
competence programme to progress to the role of an emergency response manager.
The objectives of the MEMIR Training are that delegates will be able to:
a) Understand the key factors of preparing for, responding to, and maintaining control throughout the development or escalation of an emergency situation.
b) Learn how to manage communication, emergency-related information and put into place predetermined plans at the point when the emergency alarm
has been raised, to the point when the emergency manager is assured that the emergency is over.
c) Understand how stress can impact on individuals and team performance during emergencies.
d) Have the opportunity to role-play as the emergency manager in a minimum of two specific types of emergency scenarios. This is a key element of the
training programme, and is backed up by constructive feedback from the course instructional team.
*5. Learning Outcomes / Assessment Criteria
To successfully complete this training, delegates will be able to practice:
(1) Review, manage and assess the information available in an emergency situation in a timely manner.
(2) Establish priorities and take effective action.
(3) Implement predetermined emergency plans and procedures in the context of the current emergency.
(4) Efficiently communicate information and instructions.
(5) Communicate effectively with all appropriate external agencies in accordance with local arrangements, guidance documents and legislation.
(6) Monitor and control resources.
(7) Evaluate progress and communicate changes in plans and priorities.
(8) Effectively delegate authority and manage individuals and teams.
(9) Recognise and deal with stress in themselves and others.
*6. Delegate Performance Assessment / Certification / Validity
Delegate Performance Appraisal: Evaluation of delegates will be by continuous observation of their performance during their tenure(s) as Emergency
Manager (EM), each based around 2 different types of major incidents chosen from the list below:
Type A – a major emergency that is readily controllable if managed appropriately.
Type B – a major emergency which could escalate if not controlled.
Type C – a major emergency that the EM is unable to control leading to a full evacuation of the facility.
Certification: Following the training, the delegate will receive an OPITOapproved Major Emergency Management Initial Response certificate and a
performance appraisal of the delegate’s knowledge and performance gaps that are identified during the training programme.
*7. Instructor & Delegate Ratio
The maximum number of delegates per MEMIR training programme is six.
*8. Duration and Timing
The optimum ‘contact time’ for this training is 26 hours.
The contact time is based on the maximum number of delegates undertaking the programme.
Qatar International Safety Centre
Gate No. 9 building – 23 Street – 45
Salwa Industrial Area
PO Box 23651
*10. For more information
Please contact us direct for availability & costs:
Tel: +974 4450 1223
Fax: +974 4450 1220
www.qisc.net / www.madinagulf.com