// Writing and Testing Emergency Plans.

The R2Ri team members include those with Degree level qualifications in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management, lecturers at some of the most prestigious establishments in the UK responsible for resilience education and Emergency Planning.Team members have significant international experience from the adventure travel to military, transport to government spheres. Members have decades of experience in training organisations to deal with emergency, crisis and disaster scenarios. We also have decades of experience assisting clients in the immediate aftermath of major incidents, including immediate actions, media support, investigations, through to medium term aspects such as inquests and longer term considerations including lessons learned and implementing internal change.

The R2Ri team genuinely have unparalleled experience in the adventure travel, travel and expedition sectors in this area (having assisted many leading names post incident and our team members being members of  client crisis response teams) and also extensive experience in the mineral exploration and other specialist fields.

Writing and Testing Emergency Plans:


Course Overview: This expert led, two-day course is aimed at assisting organisations to both develop and test emergency plans. The course covers the principles of development of emergency plans (with signposting to some resources for our target sectors), then focuses on development of desktop exercises to allow organisations to validate and evaluate those emergency plans.

Whilst the course is universally applicable to any sector, the course delivery date has been chosen to allow organisations to review their emergency plans post the key adventure travel/expedition/school trip/ field work season, with the benefit of lessons learned and to allow time to implement any replacement or amended emergency plans in what is traditionally a quieter time of year.

The course is, in line with our other courses, delivered with an emphasis on those sending staff or teams overseas, adventure travel, education, higher education, expedition, exploration and fieldwork sectors.

Attendees do not need to have attended previous training but would benefit from some operational experience and would also benefit from having attended our Royal Geographical Society certified Of Site Safety Management Course.  This course provides a valuable context for our target sectors and considers multiple case studies from the target sectors.

Aims and Objectives:

To provide delegates with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to create, develop and exercise effective emergency plans.

Day 1 Focus will be on Writing Plans; Take Direction and Risk Assess – Set Objectives –Determine Actions and Responsibilities – Agree and Finalise.

  • Identify steps in the emergency planning process, including a Risk Assessment and the importance of Governance,

  • Determine the aim, objectives, consultation process and timelines for a new or refresh an emergency plan.

  • Understand the responsibilities of writing and maintaining Emergency Plans

  • Discuss the legal, good practice and professional requirements of effective Emergency Plans.

  • Develop a structure for generic and specific emergency plans.

Day 2 Focus will be on Exercising Plans; Issue and the importance of the Consultation Process – Train Staff – Validate and Exercise – Maintain Review and Revise.

  • Have the knowledge and understanding of good practice in exercise design and management, thus supporting the risk mitigation process.

  • Know how to validate Emergency/Contingency Plans using exercises.

  • Understand the Principles of Training.

  • Be conversant in the skills and confidence required to design, develop and deliver a cost-effective training and exercising programme for their organisations.

  • Understand the different exercise types that will allow attendees to develop the best exercise to

    achieve the aim and objectives.

  • Have the knowledge to gather observations turning them into lessons identified that will hopefully

    become lessons learned.

  • Be able to conduct an After-Action Review.

  • Talk through how to Deliver and Facilitate an effective Table Top Exercise.


Our next Writing and Testing Emergency Plans course:


Dates: 28-29 September 2019. Bookings have closed. New dates will be announced soon.


Venue: The National Mountain Centre, Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, Snowdonia, UK 

Cost: This is an inaugural course and, as such, will be run at a reduced price of £250.00 (no vat).


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