The Planning for Evacuation course provides the basic knowledge to develop local emergency evacuation and shelter plans and supporting arrangements. This highly interactive one day course focuses upon the legislative requirements, case studies, national guidance, creating a plan, transport planning, communications and humanitarian assistance; all underpinned with group exercises.
Who should attend?
If you are responsible for any aspect of emergency evacuation or shelter planning you need to attend this course. This course will provide you with the basic knowledge to develop local arrangements for any potential evacuation or shelter scenario in the future. The course will explore the various facets involved within this area through discussion and interactive exercises.
Class size: up to 16 delegates
To provide delegates with a framework to develop the knowledge and tools required to put in place flexible and scalable evacuation plans
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Explain the purpose of evacuation planning, set within the context of Integrated Emergency Management
- Describe how risk assessment underpins local level planning for evacuation
- Discuss the importance of understanding human factors and how they can influence the evacuation process
- Outline key considerations relating to communication with the public prior to, during and following an evacuation
- List the key components of a basic evacuation plan
- Identify the specific roles and responsibilities required of responders during an evacuation
- Describe the multi-agency escalation and de-escalation process for evacuation
- Participate in a short, exercise to prepare an outline evacuation strategy