MEM (Major emergency management)

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The aim of the MEMIR Training is to equip personnel with formal training in command, control, communications and stress-related factors in the management of major emergencies. In addition, this programme also provides initial emergency management training for personnel who are undertaking a training and competence programme to progress to the role of an emergency response manager.

The objectives of the MEMIR Training are that delegates will be able to:
a) Understand the key factors of preparing for, responding to, and maintaining control throughout the development or escalation of an emergency situation
b) Learn how to manage communication, emergency-related information and put into place predetermined plans at the point when the emergency alarm has been raised, to the point when the emergency manager is assured that the emergency is over
c) Understand how stress can impact on individuals and team performance during emergencies
d) Have the opportunity to role-play as the emergency manager in a number of specific types of emergency scenarios is a key element of the training programme and is backed up by constructive feedback from the course instructional team.

• Planning • Risk Analysis and Resource Utilization • Leadership and Teamwork • Time Outs • Stress • Communication with agencies • Decision Making • Assertiveness • Validation of data • Use of Drawings • Escape Routes • Boundaries • Escalation • Shutdown facilities • Procedures • Public address


All delegates will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire prior to course commencement. Personnel who are either designated as being in charge of, are members of, or provide support to an emergency management team in an emergency.


The training will be a combination of theoretical lessons and practical exercises.


Certificate: The course participants will be issued with the Certificate upon successful completion of the course.
Language: The course documentation is written in English and the course will be held in English, unless otherwise agreed.