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Emergency Preparedness for Non-Residential Office Buildings: Respond RED and ORANGE

This course of learning has been designed to give instructional guidance in fulfilling the required roles to plan for, prevent and respond to potential fire and evacuation emergencies in corporate office buildings. This is a learning course for persons who are not directly working in residential aged care but still require annual training in Emergency Preparedness. This course provides a competency assessment for all staff. 

It is expected that all staff completing this course will complete competency-based training in the use of their site-specific emergency management plan and the expected roles. As a mandatory course element, an annual competency rate of 100% is expected.

This competency assessment will be undertaken by yourself without the aid of others or cheat sheets in accordance with APRHA Professional Code of Conduct for Nurses.

Learning Objectives:·        

  • Overview to the need for a site Emergency Management Plan and Emergency Management Team across the company
  • To understand the elements of Evacuation procedures and how they can affect the organisation's wellbeing
  • To know your role in the event of an evacuation of your area
  • To understand the importance of debriefing post-event
  • Gain a greater knowledge on the elements of fire, heat and smoke
  • Recognise the fire prevention strategies in your building(s)
  • Know your role as a in the event of a fire emergency in your area of work
  • Respond correctly to fire alarm or discovery of fire / smoke
  • Have a greater understanding of how to use fire and emergency equipment and who should use it
  • Know your role as in the event of an evacuation of your area
  • Understand the importance of debriefing post event

Course Code: MANOB

Standards Incorporated in this Course: 8