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Emergency Response and Crisis Management WSQ Training Course for Company Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Basic emergency response training courses prepare CERT members with the knowledge and application skills to function as a member of an emergency response team in order to implement adequate emergency response skills during an emergency incident in buildings.

The CERT (Company Emergency Response Team) Scheme was expanded to include a broader group of Public and Industrial premises with the amendments to the Fire Safety Act pertaining to Emergency Preparedness (EP) measures and updates to Fire Safety Managers (FSM) in Singapore on 25th May 2021.

These CERT courses include:

  • Implement Incident Management Process. Equipping individuals with the proper knowledge to understand and interpret the correct course of action after determining the severity of an incident while managing internal and external stakeholders. They will also be competent to conduct a post-emergency evaluation.
  • Respond to Fire Incident in Workplace. Learners will be equipped with skills to be first responders to emergency accidents, implementing emergency response skills in the event of fire-incidents effectively and safely.
  • Respond to Fire Emergency in Buildings. Learners will be equipped to understand related legislations and guidelines regarding emergency response. They will be trained to assess incidents and execute rescue and evacuation exercises if deemed necessary. They will be well equipped to utilise various fire & hazmat equipment as well as the usage of fire protection systems in the building.
  • Respond to Fire & Hazmat Emergency. Individuals that go through the course will be able to prepare and plan the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to respond to fire and hazmat incidents at the workplace. They will be competent to take charge and contain the incident while assisting with authorities to perform search and rescue operations if necessary.

The practical skills acquired by individuals who go through CERT training in Singapore are to be able to perform quick dispatch and arrival, initiate an adequate emergency response system, assessment of the scene of incident, update relevant authorities about the situation and procure the necessary resources to respond to the situation. They can also notify and provide government authorities and neighbouring premises with the necessary details and next-steps of action if required while containing any threats in accordance to emergency response plans and safety procedures.

In the updated Fire Safety Act (Chapter 109A), all premises with Fire Safety Managers are required to set up a CERT. In addition, all premises with a Fire Certificate are required to develop an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) in the event of unforeseen accidents to ensure the safety of all personnel within the building.

Leacov provides basic and advanced CERT training courses in Singapore that are up to standards and regulations.

FAQ

CERT training (stands for Company Emergency Response Team) serves to equip an individual with the right skills to react appropriately and swiftly in response to any emergency response situation. They not only get emergency response training but also learn how to keep a cool head and calm demeanour in leading everyone to safety.

They say every minute counts when it comes to basic emergency response, and it can honestly mean the difference between life and death for anyone involved in a fire or emergency. Knowing how to make split second decisions while under heat can prevent any accident from getting out of control. It also ensures that personnel is able to operate the corresponding safety equipment properly for any incident they encounter.

Contrary to belief, these aren’t just security officers even though it is common for them to have gone through CERT training. The team roles consist of strategic level Site Main Controller (SMC), tactical level Site Incident Controller (SIC) and operational level Response Team (RT).

Those in these roles can go through CERT training course in Singapore, to learn to react appropriately to ensure increased safety in the workplace should any incidents happen.

Not only do they respond immediately to emergencies after making an assessment of the severity of an incident, they are also able to take the corresponding course of action to minimise the danger and risks present. These can include operating of safety equipment or carrying out an evacuation if deemed necessary. They will also work with the relevant authorities to conduct post-emergency evaluations.

Each CERT course’s fees vary depending on citizenship status and age. Here are the cost ranges for each course:

  • $59.20 to $171.20 (Implement Incident Management Process)
  • $62.90 to $181.90 (Respond to Fire Incident in Workplace)
  • $118.40 to $324.40 (Respond to Fire Emergency in Buildings)
  • $177.60 to $513.60 (Respond to Fire & Hazmat Emergency)

If eligible, fees can be covered by SkillsFuture funding. Additional GST is also payable of the total fee. For specific pricing, please refer to the fees table shown under each individual course page.

Implement Incident Management Process and Respond to Fire Incident in Workplace are both one-day courses taking 8.5 hours each to complete.

As the remaining go more in-depth, they take longer. Respond to Fire Emergency in Buildings takes about two days with 16 training hours , while Respond to Fire & Hazmat Emergency clocks in three days with 24 training hours .

You’ll be able to utilise your time well, equipping yourself with crucial skills and knowledge.

According to the SCDF, the Response Team (RT) and Site Incident Controller (SIC) members require fire fighting & rescue response training , so they must take Respond to Fire Incident in Workplace, Respond to Fire Emergency in Buildings and Respond to Fire & Hazmat Emergency. RT must also take a first-aid course. Site Main Controller (SMC) and SIC members must be trained in incident management, so they must take Implement Incident Management Process.



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