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Overview | Emergency Planning Committee Training

Empower your organisation’s emergency response capabilities with our specialised Emergency Planning Committee Training, meticulously designed to meet the unique challenges of various work environments. This bespoke program is finely adapted to the specific safety requirements of your workplace, ensuring that the training provided is not only relevant but also directly enhances your team’s ability to manage emergencies effectively.

Conducted within your own work setting, our Emergency Planning Committee training offers a dynamic and practical learning experience. We focus on real-life scenarios tailored to mirror your workplace’s specific risks and conditions. This approach guarantees that the skills and strategies taught are both effective and immediately applicable, enhancing your team’s preparedness and response capabilities.

Recognising the diverse dynamics within professional teams, our training emphasises the importance of leadership, effective communication, and teamwork in emergency management. This strategic focus not only strengthens team cohesion but also significantly improves your team’s capacity to handle emergencies efficiently, fostering a proactive and prepared safety culture.

Designed to seamlessly integrate into your organisation’s schedule, our program minimises impact on daily operations while maximising educational outcomes. We delve beyond basic emergency response knowledge, focusing on cultivating leadership in crisis situations, enhancing situational awareness, and fostering a readiness mindset. This empowers team members to competently lead and coordinate during emergency incidents.

Opt for Our Emergency Planning Committee Training for Enhanced Preparedness

Choosing our Emergency Planning Committee Training is a strategic decision towards fostering a safer, more resilient workplace. By focusing on leadership and readiness, you’re not just complying with safety regulations; you’re building a culture of preparedness and responsibility. Invest in our training to protect your workplace and ensure your team is equipped to face emergencies with confidence and competence.

Customised Emergency Planning Committee Training for Diverse Industries

Our Emergency Planning Committee (EPC) Training is meticulously tailored to meet the specific needs of each sector, ensuring that your organisation is well-equipped to handle emergencies with confidence and efficiency. Explore how our specialised EPC training programmes can benefit a wide array of industries:

  • Healthcare & Hospitals: Tailored to the critical demands of patient care environments, our training prepares staff for pandemics, accidents, and natural disasters, ensuring patient and staff safety.

  • Chemical Manufacturing: Focused on managing hazardous materials, our courses equip teams with the skills to safely handle chemical spills, fires, and explosions.

  • Oil & Gas: Designed for high-risk environments, our training offers strategies for spill response, fire prevention, and explosion mitigation.

  • Construction: Addressing site-specific hazards, we provide strategies for dealing with falls, equipment failures, and structural collapses, ensuring a safer workplace.

  • Mining: Our training prepares workers for underground and surface emergencies, including mine collapses, hazardous exposures, and rescue operations.

  • Utilities & Energy: Specialised training for dealing with outages, infrastructure failures, and disaster resilience to ensure continuity of essential services.

  • Transportation & Logistics: From airlines to shipping, our courses cover accident response, hazardous material handling, and emergency logistics planning.

  • Education: Ensuring the safety of students and staff, we offer plans for fire safety, lockdown procedures, and disaster response in educational settings.

  • Government & Public Services: Tailored for civil protection and public safety, our training includes disaster response, evacuation planning, and emergency coordination.

  • Hospitality & Tourism: Focused on guest safety, our training prepares staff for fires, natural disasters, and health crises management.

  • Retail & Shopping Centres: Customised to address the challenges of large public spaces, including fire safety, evacuation procedures, and crisis management.

  • Financial Services: Our courses cover data breach responses, physical security incidents, and crisis management to protect operations and sensitive information.

  • Telecommunications: Ensuring service continuity, we address emergency planning for natural disasters, technical failures, and infrastructure resilience.

  • Food & Beverage Manufacturing: Addressing risks of contamination and equipment failures, our training includes food safety and fire prevention strategies.

  • Warehousing & Storage: Our programmes prepare teams for fire safety, hazardous material handling, and emergency response planning.


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment, which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This training is nationally recognised:

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO45803) is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates.

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Course Fees

  • Group Bookings: Contact us to discuss a customised quote.

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Payment Information

  • Group Bookings: Custom payment solutions for every team. We’ll work with you to set up terms that align with your needs and ours.

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at a facility organised by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803).

Course Duration & Modes

  • Face to Face Training: 7-hour intensive, hands-on session.
  • Blended/Refresher Training: Mix of online pre-learning and 4-hour practical session, ideal for skill updates.

Each format is tailored to different learning styles and schedules, ensuring effective and efficient Emergency Planning Committee Training.

Our detailed course outline ensures a thorough grasp of:

Understanding and Planning:

  • Regulations And Standards
  • Facility Emergencies Regulatory Requirements
  • Types Of Facility Emergencies
  • Identifying Facility Emergencies
  • Situations That Can Lead To Emergencies
  • Organisational Policies And Procedures
  • Undertaking Pre-Emergency Planning

Behaviour and Resource Management:

  • Typical Behaviour During Emergencies
  • ECO Resource Identification
  • Resource Requirements
  • Effective Resource Allocation
  • Hazard Identification And Precautions
  • Dynamic Risk Assessment

Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) Structure and Function:

  • Emergency Control Organisation (ECO)
  • ECO Authority
  • Command, Control And Coordination Function
  • ECO Structure
  • Means Of Identifying ECO Members
  • ECO Role Colour Codes
  • Ensuring ECO Identification Availability
  • Selecting And Appointing ECO Members

Planning and Coordination:

  • Emergency Planning Committee (EPC)
  • Roles And Responsibilities
  • Structure
  • Key Functions
  • EPC Meetings
  • Implementing Recommendations / Reports
  • Identifying Training Needs
  • Developing An ECO Training Program

Training and Exercises:

  • ECO Training Requirements
  • Chief Warden / Communication Officer Training
  • First Attack Fire Fighting Training Requirements
  • Emergency Response Team Training
  • Occupants And Visitor Training
  • Nationally Recognised ECO Training
  • Emergency Response Exercises
  • Emergency Response Exercise Frequency

Emergency Response and Equipment:

  • Exercise Briefings And Debriefings
  • Emergency Alert Systems
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Emergency Protection Systems And Equipment
  • Identifying And Rectifying Emergency Issues
  • Emergency Stations
  • Ensuring Emergency Stations Are Attended

Evacuation and Incident Management:

  • Criteria For Positioning Emergency Equipment
  • Identifying Location Of Emergency Equipment
  • Reporting Emergencies
  • Information To Be Provided
  • Accessing External Support Services
  • Accessing Emergency Services
  • Role Of Emergency Services
  • Authority Of Emergency Services Over ECO
  • Liaising With Emergency Services
  • Alerting Occupants
  • Emergency Warnings
  • Alert And Evacuation Tones

Decision Making and Leadership:

  • Chief Warden Emergency Assessment
  • Initiating An Action Plan
  • Decision Making In An Emergency (OODA Loop)
  • Providing Direction To The ECO
  • Briefing The ECO
  • SMEACSQ Briefing Format
  • ECO Leadership Responsibilities During Emergency
  • Following ECO Instructions During Emergency
  • Progression Of Emergency Situations
  • ECO Actions Taken To Mitigate Emergency

Evacuation and Post-Emergency Management:

  • Evacuation Options
  • Selecting An Evacuation Option
  • Evacuation Routes
  • Assessing Evacuation Assembly Area Suitability
  • Identifying The Location Of Assembly Areas
  • Assessing Shelter In Place Location Suitability
  • Assessing Lockdown Location Suitability
  • Preparing Work Area For Evacuation
  • Securing Assets
  • Issuing An Evacuation Order
  • Maintaining An Incident Log
  • Precautions To Ensure Safety During Emergencies
  • Setting Evacuation Priorities
  • Conducting An Evacuation
  • Providing Assistance During Facility Evacuation
  • Alternative Evacuation Paths / Methods
  • Accounting For Occupants
  • First Aid Assistance During Emergencies
  • Monitoring Evacuation Status
  • Preventing Entry To Affected Areas
  • Post-Initial Response Activities
  • Conducting Media Liaison
  • Post-Evacuation Actions
  • Evacuated Occupant Welfare Requirements
  • Relocation Of Evacuated Occupants
  • Considerations For Re-Entry To The Facility
  • Key Stakeholder Support To Re-Entry Process
  • Authorising Re-Entry

Reporting and Recovery:

  • Post-Incident Reporting
  • Report Of Actions Taken
  • Record Keeping
  • Post-Emergency Debriefing
  • Post-Emergency Debriefing Content
  • Recovery Activities

Assessment Methods

We provide a well-rounded assessment process that encompasses both practical tasks and scenarios, as well as written theory assessments, throughout the training. This comprehensive approach ensures a thorough evaluation of your skills and knowledge, allowing you to demonstrate your competency in real-world application and theoretical understanding.

Specific assessment tasks to be undertaken include:

  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Develop a Facility Emergency Plan – Practical
  • Develop and Deliver an ECO Training Plan – Practical
  • Simulated Emergency Response Drill – Practical

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-Course Study: Depending on the course mode, online pre-course work may be required before the face-to-face session.
  • Online Study Requirements: A computer, smartphone, tablet, or similar device with internet access is needed for online or pre-course studies.

For comprehensive details on your rights and responsibilities, including our complaints and appeals process, kindly refer to the Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook on our website.

We’re committed to fostering an enriching learning environment. Key to this is understanding your Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN), and Digital Literacy skills, essential for your course success.

  • LLN Evaluation Verification

  • Digital Literacy Checklist

  • Formal LLN Evaluation

    • Tailored Support: If required, you can complete our Formal LLN Evaluation online, helping us understand your skill levels for personalised support.

These tools ensure you start your course with all the support you need for a successful learning journey. For any questions or extra assistance, feel free to contact our support team at [email protected].


Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803) offers a detailed pre-enrolment participant handbook for those interested in our programs. This handbook helps you understand your rights when you enrol with us.

We advise you to read and understand the handbook thoroughly before enrolling in any nationally accredited training program offered by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd. This ensures you are well-informed about the enrolment process and the program details.

If there is anything in the handbook where you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to call Intrinsic Safety on 1300 990 336 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.

LLN and Digital Literacy

You can complete these activities, using the links below now, or once you have enrolled:

  • LLN Evaluation: It’s important for us to understand your language, literacy, and numeracy skills to best support your learning. Please complete the LLN Evaluation Verification, accessible HERE.
  • Digital Literacy Checklist: To ensure you’re prepared for our digital learning environment, please fill out the Pre-Enrolment Digital Literacy Checklist available HERE.
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