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UCLan Protect can provide a range of one day, two-day and five day short courses, either from our excellent classroom facilities in Preston or at a location near you. Find out more about the courses we offer below...

A Beginner's Guide to Emergency Management (PROT001)

This two-day course is for anyone in any organisation who is new to emergency management either as a practitioner or as someone who has to manage practitioners.

The course covers topics such as the COMAH Regulations, REPPIR, the Civil Contingencies Act, risk management, emergency planning, business continuity, training and exercising, warning and informing, cooperation and information sharing, recovery planning and emergency response.

Writing Emergency Plans and Arrangements (PROT002)

This two-day course is aimed at anyone with responsibility for writing, negotiating, consulting on, and driving agreement to any type of emergency plan, protocol, or arrangement.

This course covers topics such as single agency and multi-agency plans, plans structures, aide memories, action checklists, trigger points, communications, chairing planning teams, problem-solving, creating operational documents, agreeing the management of the response and identifying resources.

Creating Table-top Exercises (PROT003)

This one-day course is aimed at anyone with responsibility for creating tabletop exercises to test or validate business continuity and/or emergency plans.

The course takes the student through a step-by-step process which will enable them to have created a draft tabletop exercise by the end of the course.

Creating Live Exercises (PROT004)

This one-day course is aimed at anyone with responsibility for creating live exercises to test or validate business continuity and/or emergency plans.

The course takes the student through a step-by-step process which will enable them to have created a draft live exercise by the end of the course.

 

Keeping Operation and Decision Logs in an Emergency (PROT005)

This one-day course is aimed at anyone who is responsible for keeping an individual or team operational or decision log during the response to an emergency.

This course covers topics such as the purpose and benefits of keeping logs, logging methods, defensible decision making, information to be logged, agreeing a team log, record keeping and errors in log-making.

Working at the Tactical Level of Emergency Response (PROT006)

This one-day course is aimed at anyone with responsibility for responding to emergencies at the tactical (Silver) level.

The course covers topics such as Command and Control structures, JESIP, METHANE, the role of the Tactical officer, working as part of a Tactical Team, tactical decision-making aids, briefings and debriefings.


Working at the Strategic Level of Emergency Response (PROT007)

This half-day course is aimed at anyone with responsibility for responding to emergencies at the strategic (GOLD) level.

The course covers topics such as Command and Control structures, JESIP, METHANE, the role of the Strategic officer, working as part of a Strategic Team, strategic decision-making aids, briefings and debriefings.


Working at the Tactical and Strategic Level of Emergency Response (PROT008)

This bespoke and extended one-day course is tailored towards your specific organisation and is aimed at those staff who have responsibility for responding to emergencies at both the tactical (SILVER) and the strategic (GOLD) level.

The course covers all of the topics in our courses PROT006 and PROT007 and has the added advantage of training your Tactical and Strategic staff together to promote a better understanding of each other’s roles and to enable staff to be able to work effectively at either level.

Risk Management for Resilience Professionals (PROT009)

This one day course is aimed at anyone with a responsibility for risk assessment and risk management in the context of civil protection.

The course covers topics such as risk assessment, risk treatment, Community Risk Registers, the link to business continuity and emergency planning, and conducting dynamic risk assessments.

Emergency Management for COMAH Site Operators (PROT010)

This one day course is aimed at anyone with a responsibility for developing emergency arrangements for upper tier and lower tier COMAH sites, including those involved in creating the on-site plan and preparing training and exercise programmes. The course is also useful for those personnel in the public services who have a COMAH site in their area or who have responsibility for contributing to any multi-agency offsite plan.

The course covers such topics as the COMAH Regulations, Safety Cases, creating an onsite plan, warning and informing, training and exercising, and working with neighbouring COMAH sites and public agencies. 

Creating Departmental or Business Unit Business Continuity Plans (PROT011)

This two-day course is aimed at anyone who has responsibility for creating Service Area level business continuity plans, or who has responsibility for leading the process of creating Service Area level business continuity plans in their organisation.

The course covers topics such as the link to risk assessment, business impact analysis, taking the boredom out of business continuity, business unit planning templates, prioritization of activities, interdependencies, supply chain management and business disruption strategies.

Creating Corporate Level Business Continuity Plans (PROT012)

This two-day course is aimed at anyone who has responsibility for creating Corporate level business continuity plans, or who has responsibility for leading the process of creating a Corporate Level business continuity plan in their organisation.

The course covers topics such as building on the Service Area Level plans, rationalizing priorities across the whole business, corporate response teams, aide memoires for corporate level business disruption, and maintaining a business continuity management system.

Please note that you must have attended course number PROT011 before attending his course. 

Media Training for Emergency Responders (PROT013)

This one-day course is aimed at anyone who has responsibility for acting as a spokesperson during or after an emergency or crisis affecting their organisation.

 The course covers topics such as how the media works, what journalists want, why some stories are covered and not others, how stories evolve, and the importance of a rapid media response. The course includes practice interviews on camera with a professional TV camera operator. 

Please note that, for maximum effectiveness, this course is limited to a maximum of 8 attendees.