Why Training an Exercising is important?
Training and Exercising is regarded as an integral part of the emergency planning process. We have a varied number of training courses that responders have to attend some arranged locally and some at various national venues. A list of what we do is below.
Exercises have three main purposes:
- To validate emergency plans
- To train staff, develop key staff competencies and give them practice in carrying out their roles as outlined within emergency plans; and
- To test well-established procedures
- Exercises bring together those that may be involved in incident response and allow them to scrutinise decisions made around a fictitious scenario. Scenarios are usually based upon local risks and reflect reality as far as is practicable.
After any exercise, emergency plans should be reviewed and amended from lessons learned before the process starts again.