The loss of a human life is immeasurable. A serious workplace incident can result in illness or death. In addition to major financial burdens, occupational illnesses and injuries can produce major crises for the families in which they occur, the community and for fellow employees.
In a recent study commissioned by the International Labor Organization, approximately 2.78 million workers die each year as a result of occupational injuries and illnesses. The total cost of illnesses, injuries and deaths was 3.94 percent of the global GDP, amounting to a whopping 10.98 trillion AED.
While the first line of defence against workplace injury and death is a successful safety training program, your employees need to know what to do in the event of an emergency situation. Incident Management Training is designed to prepare your employees in the event of a workplace emergency or incident.
HSS Incident Management Training
HSS Incident Management Training is designed to empower your employees with the tools they need to effectively deal with the most feasible emergencies they may encounter in their workplace environment.
Our highly interactive course provides participants with a hands-on learning experience custom tailored to your organisational needs. Administered in groups of 6 or more, directly in your workplace, each training program provides realistic scenarios your employees may encounter in the exact environment they might experience them. Course participants engage in training geared towards their specific roles, responsibilities and training objectives.
Incident management training provides an optimal understanding of what might occur during a workplace emergency to help mitigate risk and loss. Participants will learn the following:
- Emergency introduction – your custom tailored incident management training will provide an introduction to potential workplace emergencies and provide examples of emergencies relevant to your industry. Additionally, your employees will be educated on the relevant safety legislation and organisational safety requirements.
- Evacuation routes – In the event of a national emergency, your staff may need to evacuate the facility or immediate area. Incident management training will provide your staff with the training they need to understand local evacuation routes and exits in the event of an immediate threat. Additionally, we will discuss accountability procedures, organisational assembly areas, and shelter options for various emergency scenarios.
- Bomb threats – Unfortunately, bomb threats are a very real danger in the current climate of the world. Incident management training includes an overview of what to do in the event of a bomb threat. Additionally, we will discuss blast threats and precautions. Participants will engage in bomb threat simulations, and discuss how to spot a potential bomb (i.e. suspicious bags).
- Earthquake preparedness – A natural phenomena, earthquakes pose a real threat to human life. We’ll discuss what to do in the event of an earthquake, how to create a makeshift emergency shelter, as well as earthquake evacuation considerations.
- Medical emergencies – First aid training is essential for workplace safety. In the event of a medical emergency, fast first aid response can be the difference between life and death. Employees trained in first aid and CPR will understand the steps needed during an emergency, thanks to their increased confidence and preparation. In addition to basic first aid training, your employees will complete activities designed to ensure they can locate first aid kits in a timely manner.
- Fire safety and response – During this stage of training, participants will learn fire safety basics (i.e. the various stages of a fire, byproducts of a fire, how a fire spreads, and how to properly extinguish a fire). Additionally, course participants will be trained how to spot potential fire hazards, and where to locate fire safety equipment (i.e. fire extinguishers and fire triangles).
While it’s impossible to make your workplace 100% safe, you can take measures to prepare your staff in the event of an emergency. How your staff responds in the event of a workplace incident can be the difference between life and death, as well as reducing the costs associated with potential workplace emergencies.
Are you interested in Incident Management Training for your employees? Contact the safety professionals at HSS to learn more.