2.5 hours







Julie McLoughlin

Lisa Price

How to plan and implement emergency plans in places of public assembly

Expected learning & outcomes

  • How to plan for emergencies at a venue
  • Create emergency procedures
  • The importance of training and drills in getting a venue emergency ready

    Skills you will learn

    Leadership, Make up, Planning, Training

    About this course

    Emergency Planning in Venues is one of three courses we have available covering emergency management in places of public assembly or venues as we refer to them.

    This course has been written for people working in a venue who want to understand more about emergency planning and to improve their skills in this area.  Whilst aimed at entertainment venues and places of public assembly this course also provides information that can absolutely be applied for those people who have planning responsibilities in other types of facilities.  We are currently working on a course for general facilities so please get in contact if you would like a notification for when that course is ready.

    The other courses that make up the suite of emergency management covers the three levels of planning (this course), leading (leadership in emergency management) and participating (emergency management) an emergency situation.

    This course is presented in seven sections - the first section is the introduction and details why you should take this course, the last section includes a farewell and the assessment.  

    Section two is all about the emergency planning committee - you might call it something else in your part of the world but this is the part of the organisation that plans for emergencies by identifying possible emergencies, creating emergency response plans, manages the organisation's annual emergency training and drills and supports the organisation for the recovery phase should there be an emergency.  Understanding the responsibilities of the emergency planning committee will help you gauge whether your organisation is emergency ready.

    Section four helps us understand the key considerations for our emergency response procedures and is a good place to start if you think your organisation has gaps in these procedures.

    Section five explains the role of the emergency control organisation, if you are on the emergency planning committee it is your responsibility to form this organisation and choose the right people for the right roles.

    The final learning section is dedicated to training and response exercises.  It covers how often you should train your wardens, what sort of response exercises and drills are the most effective, how to communicate with occupants and visitors and how to improve skill retention.

    Emergencies in venues can and do happen and the more prepared you are the more able you will be able to make decisions in what will be an extremely stressful and difficult time.  We use our combine learnings from years in the venue management industry and our experience in real life emergency situations to provide you with the knowledge and skills to set you up for success! 


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