This 3 day course looks at the principles of emergency and event planning and management in the context of heavy rail, light railway and metro systems, and covers the whole cycle of activities associated with this responsibility. Aimed at planners and senior managers the course will allow delegates to consider best practice in emergency planning in the railway environment.

Course rationale

This course will consider the relevance of statutory requirements and the importance of engagement and joint working with other agencies. Transport systems are frequently criticised for their lack of resilience and business continuity and this course will explore the non-engineering principles of building resilience and contingencies into a rail transport operation.

Course content

  • The emergency planning cycle in the context of railway systems
  • Examples of statutory requirements for planning and preparation
  • Learning from incidents, your own and others
  • Planning for specific emergencies
  • Emergency planning points of interface
  • Testing and exercising of emergency plans
  • An introduction into building resilience and becoming a learning organisation
  • Defining responsibilities in advance of incidents
3 days
Any venue suitable for the client

Entry requirements

No specific requirements for these short, un-accredited, courses but they are intended for multi-agency professionals working in the fields of surface transport and related law enforcement. All the courses will be taught in English.

Key Benefits

These courses are tightly focused on specialist areas of interest to railway, light railway and metro operators, law enforcement agencies and other professional sectors with responsibility for these systems. However, they are flexible in nature and can be adapted to suit individual client requirements. Drawing from experience from around the world attendance on these courses will provide delegates with a unique opportunity for developing their professional knowledge whilst also offering a solid introduction to subject areas that are open to further, accredited, study.