Emergency Response Team (ERT) Training Course | 5 Days

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Course Overview

Emergency Response Teams are the first line of defense in emergencies. Before assigning personnel to these teams, the employer must assure that employees are physically capable of performing the duties that may be assigned to them.

Depending on the size of the plant and the nature of the business, there may be one or several teams trained in the following areas:

(1) Use of various types of fire extinguishers and hose reel
(2) First aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
(3) Shutdown procedures,
(4) Evacuation procedures,
(5) Chemical spill control procedures,
(6) Search and emergency rescue procedures,

The type and extent of the emergency will depend on the plant operations and the response will vary according to the type of process, the material handled, the number of employees, and the availability of outside resources. Emergency Response Teams should be trained in the types of possible emergencies and the emergency actions to be performed. They are to be informed about special hazards - such as storage and use of flammable materials, toxic chemicals, radioactive sources, and water reactive substances to which they may be exposed during fire and other emergencies.

It is important to determine when not to intervene. For example, team members must be able to determine if the fire is too large for them to handle or whether search and emergency rescue procedures should be performed.If there is the possibility of members of the Emergency Response Team receiving fatal or incapacitating injuries, they should wait for professional firefighters or emergency response groups.

Course Objectives

  • Identify hazards to the health and safety of the first aider and others in an emergency situation.
  • Assess the casualty, identify injuries and determine the need for assistance
  • Apply first aid treatment and correct procedures for CPR
  • Communicate and report details of the incident
  • Apply the principle of Universal Precautions while delivering the responsibility to protect the first-aiders from acquiring blood borne pathogen e.g. Hepatitis B and HIV
  • Understand different types of fire extinguisher
  • Demonstrate the use of the fire extinguisher promptly
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage small fire, safely and effectively
  • Plan and prepare effective emergency plans
  • Develop the hierarchy of commands
  • Lead and contribute directly in the event of emergency
  • Handle release and spillage of hazardous material
  • Identify a hazardous material
  • Take safety actions during an incidents

Who Should Attend

  • OSH Practitioners
  • Safety & Health Personnel
  • Security Personnel
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Safety and Health Committee Members
  • Emergency Response Team Members
  • All levels of employees and interested individuals

Entry Requirements

  • Physically and mentally fit
  • Free from blood borne infections diseases, e.g. Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS
  • Free to leave their work immediately to respond to an emergency

The Training Approach and Methologies

Theory Session

  • Informative, dynamic & highly engaging presentation
  • Interactive and fun
  • User friendly handouts
  • Attention-grabbing audio-visual aids, real scene photographs, video clips, multimedia presentation

Practical Session

  • Hands-On experience
  • Participant-orientated



  • Participants are required to sit for theory
  • Administer practical evaluation following skills checklist


  • Having completed the course, participants will be awarded with Certificate of Proficiency for Basic First Aid Course & Certificate of Training for other ERT training.

Delivery of Certificate

  • Certificate will be delivered to the client's correspondence address within 21 working days after course completion.

Validity of Certificate

  • Both Certificate of Proficiency and Course Completion Card are only valid for 3 years from the date of examination, thereafter the participants need to undergo refresher training for re-certification purpose.