December 2020 The challenge The ability of duty officers to respond to incidents and emergencies…
Realistic emergency exercises carried out in a safe & professional learning environment
Now that you have your emergency plan in place and your staff have had sufficient incident training, it’s time to prove that the plan works. A structured emergency exercise plan will tell you if your team are ready. Some questions that might help you decide whether you need to carry out emergency exercises are:
Does everyone understand their role?
Have people got the resources they need to do their job under stress?
Does everyone understand who they need to communicate with and how?
Are there any gaps in the training I have provided?
Putting your people and your emergency plan through it’s paces with realistic emergency exercise scenarios ensures that you can respond confidently no matter the circumstances.
Have any questions or ready to get started? Contact us today to discuss your emergency exercise needs.
HOW IT WORKS
In the first phase, we work closely with you to identify specific exercise objectives using SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) criteria. This involves understanding your unique needs, such as assessing if everyone understands their roles, ensuring resource readiness under stress, clarifying communication protocols, and identifying any training gaps.
Once the exercise objectives are clear, we collaborate with you and your partners to meticulously plan the exercise. Our approach involves creating realistic scenarios that align with your exercise requirements. These scenarios are designed to challenge your team and the emergency plan. We ensure that the exercise is well-structured and comprehensive.
During the exercise, our experienced team takes charge, directing the scenario with the assistance of our Exercise Messaging System (ExMS). We manage and oversee the entire exercise, ensuring that it unfolds smoothly and realistically. This phase involves engaging and inclusive facilitation techniques to maximise the learning experience for your participants.
Following the exercise, we conduct a thorough debriefing session. This critical step allows us to assess the exercise’s effectiveness and identify lessons learned. We focus on recognising successes, pinpointing areas for improvement, and evaluating whether the exercise met your specific requirements. The debriefing process is comprehensive and ensures that insights are gathered for future enhancements.
To conclude the project, we provide you with a detailed post-exercise report. This report encompasses a comprehensive analysis of the exercise, including the identified successes and areas for improvement. It serves as a valuable tool for refining your emergency plan and response procedures. Our aim is to ensure that the exercise not only meets your requirements but also contributes to enhancing your emergency preparedness.
WHY CHOOSE US
A passionate and dedicated team
All of the specialist knowledge required to deliver the best solutions for your project, in house.
National project coverage
Thanks to multiple office locations, we’re able to serve clients nationwide. We even deliver projects internationally.
A highly bespoke service offering
Your circumstances and requirements are unique, so we tailor our services to achieve better project outcomes.
Leading the industry
We’re a team of innovators, always keen to challenge existing methods to achieve the best possible results.
15 years of quality
RAB have built an established reputation for high quality work and outstanding customer service.
Emergency exercises are essential for validating the effectiveness of your emergency plan and the readiness of your team. They provide a realistic and controlled environment to test responses, identify areas for improvement, and enhance overall preparedness.
RAB follows a structured and tailored approach to exercise design and execution. Our exercises are based on SMART objectives, realistic scenarios, and inclusive facilitation techniques. We focus on delivering exercises that align precisely with your organisation’s unique requirements.
Managing Director, Russell Burton says:
“Through our experience of designing and delivering numerous exercises we developed the “Model for Structured Exercising”. Our Structured approach ensures that we consistently Initiate, Plan, Direct, Debrief and Complete successful exercises that are “tailor-made” to your requirements.”
Yes, if you need to test your team’s response but don’t have the time or resources to plan an exercise from scratch, then try one of our “Do It Yourself” exercise packages.
Our straight off the shelf DIY emergency exercises are created from a wide range of scenarios, which we hand over to you to amend and deliver to suit your needs.
We have developed our own exercise management system (ExMS) which we use to run our emergency exercises and can also make available to clients for their own use.
This innovative system allows you to amend and run your exercise using automated emails to send information to your participants, freeing you up to engage in different ways or simply observe the exercise taking place.
ExMS is simple to use and cost effective, making it an ideal solution to your exercise delivery needs. Best of all it’s available in the form of a free licence, so you can try it out before you decide if you’d like the full version. Contact us for more information and a free demonstration.
Emergency exercises often form only part of the journey our clients take with us.
Learn more about the many services RAB offer to help businesses and organisations prepare for emergencies of all kinds.
If you can’t find the service that you’re looking for, we might still be able to help. Get in touch to discuss your requirements today.
“Yes we have got it through, thanks very much for getting that turned around in time!! Great job. Many thanks for all your help, I may be back in touch if we need a hand with conditions.”