OPITO Major Emergency Management Initial Response MEMIR (7228)

Course Overview

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:

  1. Understand the key factors of preparing for, responding to, and maintaining control throughout the development or escalation of an emergency situation. 
  2. 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.
  3. Understand how stress can impact on individuals and team performance during emergencies.  
  4. 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.
Duration: 4 Days (Maximum of six delegates)
The Delegate’s learning outcomes are:
To successfully complete this training, delegates will practice:
  1. Review, manage and assess the information available in an emergency situation in a timely manner.
  2. Establish priorities and take effective action.
  3. Implement predetermined emergency plans and procedures in the context of the current emergency.
  4. Efficiently communicate information and instructions.
  5. Keeping appropriate agencies informed through the support Emergency Response Team.
  6. Monitor and control resources.
  7. Evaluate progress and communicate changes in plans and priorities.
  8. Effectively delegate authority and manage individuals and teams.
  9. Recognise and deal with stress in themselves and others.
The training provider is required to provide a minimum of two emergency scenario simulations per delegate. 
As a minimum, each delegate must role - play the Emergency Manager (EM) in at least two of the emergency scenario simulations.
Evaluation of delegates will be by continuous observation of their performance during their tenure(s) as EM, each based around a major incident chosen from the following: 
  1. Type A - a major emergency that is readily controllable if managed appropriately.
  2. Type B - a major emergency which could escalate if not controlled.
  3. Type C - a major emergency that the EM is unable to control leading to a full evacuation of the facility.
The range of emergency scenarios specified above should include all of the following:
  1. Injured personnel
  2. Multiple casualties
  3. Missing personnel 
  4. Loss of containment
  5. Loss of communication
  6. Loss of evacuation, muster points or temporary refuge
  7. Stressed personnel
  8. Extreme weather conditions
  9. Loss of essential facilities
  10. Loss of key personnel
  11. Rapidly developing situation leading to information overload
  12. Evacuation of the facility
  13. Environmental concerns and effects

There are no specific prerequisites for the MEM IR training programme; however, delegates should be aware of the typical target group for this type of training which is specified as.
The target group for Major Emergency Management Initial Response (MEM IR) training is 
personnel who are either designated as being in charge of, are members of, or provide support to an emergency management team in an emergency.
Who Should Attend?
  • Offshore/Onshore Installation Managers / Captains (Person in charge)
  • Members of Emergency Management Teams

Special Needs
We will accommodate candidates with special needs. Any candidates with special needs must make us aware at the earliest opportunity.