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Preparing and Responding to a Serious Incident Course for Site Operatives

This course is designed to prepare, inform and equip relevant local authority site operatives to respond appropriately to the various stages of a Serious Incident scenario.

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1/2 day
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About this course

Serious incidents can have far reaching consequences for local authorities in terms of civil claims and/or criminal prosecutions by enforcement agencies. It is vital that local authorities have procedures and approaches in place to manage serious incidents and that all employees fully understand these procedures.

We offer an abridged version of the one day course suitable for all site operatives and front line staff. We will take them through the extent and scope of their responsibilities and outline how any interactions with third party representatives from the HSA or Gardai should be conducted and handled and the manner in which they can defer further enquiries to senior management.

Why Choose This Course

This course will enable site operatives to:

Reinforce the procedures and approaches to manage serious incidents so that all site operatives fully understand these procedures and have a unified response to serious incidents across all Local Authorities.

Learn how to deal with and respond to external investigators when they arrive on site, e .g. Gardai or HSA officials

Learn to collect, store and record essential information to minimise the risk of incidents reoccurring and where appropriate, to defend the local authority in a civil or criminal case.

Course Syllabus

On this half day course (3 hours) delegates will learn how to respond to a serious incident in accordance with best practice standards. Delegates will also learn how to deal with and respond to external investigators when they arrive on site. They will learn to collect, store and record essential information to minimise the risk of incidents reoccurring and where appropriate, to defend the local authority in a civil or criminal case.

The legal system will be explained which will include recent changes and

developments in the conduct of civil and criminal proceedings. We will examine the changes introduced by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003 and the Civil Liability Courts Act 2004. Delegates will learn about recent HSA prosecutions where local authorities and employees have been investigated.

Brenda O'Neill

Fingal County Council

I really enjoyed the course and found it very insightful.

The examples used by the trainer were very good.

Mick King

Fingal County Council

Excellent course, very informative

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Preparing and Responding to a Serious Incident for Site Operatives