Integrated Emergency Management Update
Starting Out in Civil Protection
This is a new course. We designed it to meet popular demand for a compressed, high-intensity package of introductory training for new practitioners. The course lasts five days and includes day-long modules on Integrated Emergency Management, risk management, creating emergency plans, exercising plans and an introduction to BCM. So, it takes 5 existing EPC courses, reduces them to a compressed, one-day package of the most essential learning and puts them together at a really competitive price. The first course runs in November 2012 and sold out almost immediately. Check the website for 2013 dates.
Managing for Resilience in the Energy Sector
This new course will run for the first time in January 2013. It is aimed at both sector specialists from the energy utilities and those emergency planners, especially relatively senior ones, who have to understand energy resilience issues as part of their work in LRFs and co-ordinating groups. The course will be run by David Hirst, an energy specialist of international standing. It will be held at the EPC. Check the website for further details.
Recent News and Events
In late September and early October we branched into a new field, delivering two courses in national infrastructure resilience management for partners in the United Arab Emirates. The first course was attended by the top managers of the National Crisis, Emergency and Disaster Management Authority. The second was for specialists from each of the main infrastructure sectors, who are responsible for producing sector resilience plans. The course was written and delivered by EPC Course Director Mark Leigh.
The first IEM Faculty day was held on October 12 2012. Many thanks to the 12 associates who attended – a great turn-out – and to those who delivered or led sessions. Michael Charlton-Weedy spoke on the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme, and Ronnie Coutts gave a college policy update. Special thanks to Martin Fenlon, David Mellor and Rob Walley – who gave updates on (respectively) ISO 22301, children and young persons in emergencies and the Olympics experience.
Other new directions include a diverse programme of work for BAPCO (Bahrain Petroleum Company), and a BCM package of consultancy for Volkswagon. With the Hammerson shopping centre training programme well under way, it looks as if the private-sector break-in is beginning to yield some good results.
Following the success of PAS 200 Crisis Management – Guidance and Good Practice (sponsored by the Cabinet Office with Mark Leigh as the Technical Author), work will start soon on a British Standard
in crisis management. Mark will represent the EPC on its steering group. Look out for publication in about 12-18 months.