The Hawkhills

Easingwold, York

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1 Day

09:00 - 17:00



Course Information


In the wake of an emergency there is much to learn, but in this crucial time information can be lost unless you have effective debriefing skills. The right training is vital to achieve this and this highly interactive and task-based workshop covers all of the important debriefing bases. 

Learn how to analyse, adapt and move forward, constantly challenging ideas in order to get it right. Whether you are a single or multi-agency organisation, this is an opportunity to discuss with experts as well as peers, the requirements of a major incident debrief. 

Focusing on documenting what went well, what didn’t and what can be done differently are commonly asked questions. When answered and actioned from a professionally developed implementation plan lessons can truly be learned.  

Who is This Course For?

When an emergency happens it’s essential to have a ready and able team, especially during debriefings. The course is designed for a wide range of needs to encompass anyone who has the role of conducting operational, tactical and strategic level debriefing.  

This includes practitioners from across the Civil Contingencies Act (CCA) Category 1 and Category 2 responder communities. Also the military, voluntary sector and even practitioners from sectors without CCA duties, such as Nuclear, Control of Major Accidents and Hazards (COMAH) to name just a few. Practitioners in allied fields such as events planning are also advised to attend. 

Remember, it’s not just emergencies that require a debrief, many health and safety incidents and business issues would also benefit from sound debriefing skills.

Aim & Objectives


To equip participants with the knowledge and skills they need to conduct a debrief following an emergency, major or significant incident or an exercise.


By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of effective debriefing after any emergency, significant incident or exercise
  • Evaluate the most appropriate methods for debriefing
  • Describe how to convert identified lessons from a debrief into organisational learning
  • Plan for and conduct a debrief

Benefits for Delegates

  • Walk into any debriefing situation confident that you are able to use a formalised and structured way of identifying lessons from incidents
  • You’ll be able to record in a smart fashion the realistic actions that will need to be taken to build resilience. Knowing how to record effectively will shape outcomes that will assist your firm to turn a negative event in to positive actions for the future
  • By the end of the course, the uncertainty of what makes an effective debrief will have been explained. You’ll have tangible action of the points you want to identify

Benefits for Organisations

  • Your workforce will be able to maximise learning from an incident or exercising, which in turn allows you to build a resilience for the future
  • The course prepares individuals to develop an auditable process, from this lessons identified can be implemented
  • By discussing ideas and scenarios with other professionals, your staff will be ready and prepared to contribute effectively to both single and multi-agency debriefing situations

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  • Up to 16 delegates

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  • Max 200 delegates

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