Emergency Response Planning


Who should attend?

  • This course provides the necessary knowledge to assess and plan crisis management of major severity events at headquarters level, identifying the required technical and human resources.
Public :
  • Engineers involved in the development crisis management plans for operators, national companies or public administrations, managers and support personnel who can be involved in the Crisis Management Team.

Level :Knowledge

Prerequisite :
  • Provide evidence of a professional experience of at least 3 months related to HSE and/or Oil & Gas process industry.

Course Content


      • What is a crisis? Consequence of a catastrophic event.
      • Emergency response levels. Tier 3 emergency definition.
      • Identification of catastrophic events through risk assessment tools. Risk map.
      • Tools to evaluate catastrophic scenarios.
      • Types of catastrophic events with historic examples:
      • Industrial accidents: blowout, industrial accident affecting public, major oil spills.
      • Social and political incidents.
      • Security incidents.
      • Examples from other industries.
  • CRISIS MANAGEMENT PLAN - Duration : 1.5 Days

      • Structure, roles and resources of crisis management plan at HQ level.
      • Responsibilities of top management.
      • Development of scenarios and identification of potential affected parties: relatives, partners, public, authorities, media…
      • Activation of Crisis Management Plan. Support for decision making.
      • Crisis Management Team members. Roles of decision makers (managers) and technical advisors.
      • Resources of a crisis management control center.
      • Information and communication means.
      • External resources for crisis management: blowout contingency, oil spill management, evacuation and rescue, external communication, legal advice.
      • Human factors in crisis situations.
      • Training requirements and emergency drills.
  • EXERCISE - Duration : 0.5 Day

      • A specific event is proposed and participants will develop the crisis management plan scenario, defining roles, required resources and identifying the external elements affected.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and evaluate major severity scenarios and develop response strategies,
  • Provide a thorough understanding of a Crisis Management Plan at headquarters level,
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities applicable to crisis management team.

Ways & Means

  • Several applications and illustrations.
  • Several case studies and teamwork sessions.

Learning assessment

  • Continuous assessments all-along the program.


Coordinator :IFP Training trainer (permanent or contracted) having a good expertise and/or experience of the related topics, trained to adult teaching methods, and whose competencies are kept up-to-date.

To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding. Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program : referent.handicap@ifptraining.com