Understanding Emergency Response and Risk Management

How we respond as professionals dictates the

success of our organisations

How we respond as professionals dictates the success of our organisations

It is quite common for individuals from all levels of an organisation to be involved in and even lead, the emergency response and risk management scenarios in large and small organisations. A cook, teacher, welder, police officer, cleaner, manager or CEO (to name just a few of the roles ERRM leaders hold) may all be called upon to lead in a time of emergency or crisis.

When an emergency arrives or a crisis occurs it is usually without warning, creates fear & uncertainty and disrupts day-to-day life. The individuals who lead the emergency response may find themselves in charge of people who are usually more senior than them. This is the result of a suitable training plan and clear organizational policy & procedure; this is common, to be expected and also supported.

What kinds of Emergency Response & Risk Management positions are held during a time of crisis?

Assessing situations: trained personal identify if the situation is small and non-impacting on the wider organization. For crisis situations that do not impact the entire organization, localized responses are put in place. In a situation where an entire organisation, or the wider community is affected, the trained personnel will swiftly move to delegate authority to act.

Delegate authority to act: the trained Person In Charge (PIC) who are designated as Incident Managers will assign specific people to lead the emergency response in certain ways which:

  • isolate the risk
  • remove additional people from harm
  • communicate to suitable authorities
  • maintain communication within the organisation
  • help the emergency response team to deal with the stress they may feel in the crisis situation so they can perform well

What types of Emergency Response & Risk Management situations occur?

The following is only a sample of the smaller and larger emergencies that may require specialists who are trained in emergency response:

Chemical Emergency
Winter Storm
Food Safety
Hot sun
Heat Wave
Highway Safety
Nuclear Explosion
Household Cleaners
Power Outage
Crashing waves
Erupting volcano
Water Safety
Winter Storm

The Bachelor of Emergency Response & Risk Management

Whether you are already trained in ERRM or seeking to gain specialist training, the Bachelor of Emergency Response & Risk Management is for you. Maybe you have been trained by Wild Geese Group in the Managed Emergency Response Service Center with industry standards.

  • Wild Geese Group delivers the B.ERRM with the assistance of their in-house designed TRIDENT SYSTEM (multi-functional big data mining system) this has been in use for more than 2 years, with constantly increasing capabilities & functions:
    • student database,
    • the simulator,
    • training records, and so much more relevant to Wild Geese Group being an internationally accredited training Centre of Excellence
  • Wild Geese Group in-house designed TVCC (Trident Virtual Command Centre) the next generation Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation approved MEM SIM, used for Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation MEM practical scenarios.

Wild Geese Group has consistently demonstrated the capacity to deliver online interactive learning. This meets the industry standards that require role player practical scenarios, essential to the UARD Diploma in Emergency Response & Risk Management (Level 4) and Advanced Diploma in Emergency Response & Risk Management (Level 5).

Both Diplomas are available for a 100% delivery online; the theory sessions and now the practical assessments sessions. The programme uses ZOOM, supported by injections of voice over, images, scripted texts, fully functioning DCS (Distributed Control System) operators panel with alarms sounds.  At the end of the scenario all student and instructor activations will be saved to a key event log which is used for the assessment scoring evidence. This B.ERRM programme is at the cutting-edge of idustry and academic delivery.

You can apply immediately for recognition of prior learning and gain up to 75% credit for the B.ERRM. Click here to start the process.

Already have a bachelor and want to gain a Masters in Emergency Response & Risk Management? Contact us immediately using this form to launch your postgraduate studies.

Contact us now if you’d like to talk about ERRM as a career.