Major Emergency Management Initial Response Training (MEMIR)

OPITO Major Emergency Management Initial Response (MEMIR)

The OPITO Major Emergency Management Initial Response (MEMIR) training and competence programme is aimed at personnel who are progressing into the role of the Emergency Response Manager or are designated as being in charge of, are members of, or provide support to an Emergency Management Team in an emergency.

Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the MEMIR Training is to equip personnel as the first stage of development with formal training in command, control, communications and stress related factors in the management of major emergencies in a simulated environment so that delegates are able to:

a) Understand the key factors of preparing for, responding to, and maintaining control throughout the development or escalation of an emergency situation.
b) Learn how to manage communication, emergency-related information and put into place predetermined plans at the point when the emergency alarm has been raised, to the point when the Emergency Manager is assured that the emergency is over.
c) Understand how stress can impact on individuals and team performance during emergencies.
d) Have the opportunity to role-play as the Emergency Manager in a minimum of two specific types of emergency scenarios.

OPITO Major Emergency Management Initial Response (MEMIR)

Delegates will receive an OPITO Approved Major Emergency Management Initial Response certificate and an appraisal report, which will be issued on completion of the course.

Course Duration
Four days

Awarding Body

There are no pre-requisites for the MEMIR training programme.

The training course consists of the following modules and elements:

Module 1 Theory of Major Emergency Management

1.1 Major Emergencies
1.2 The Emergency Manager
1.3 The Emergency Command Centre Facilities and Information Management
1.4 Pre-planning and Maintaining a State of Readiness
1.5 Dealing with Stress

Module 2 Practical Elements of Major Emergency Management

2.1 Assessing the Situation
2.2 Taking Effective Action
2.3 Maintaining Communications
2.4 Delegating Authority
2.5 Managing Self and Team

To successfully complete this training, delegates will be able to practice:
1. Review, manage and assess the information available in an emergency situation in a timely manner.
2. Establish priorities and take effective action.
3. Implement predetermined emergency plans and procedures in the context of the current emergency.
4. Efficiently communicate information and instructions.
5. Communicate effectively with all appropriate external agencies.
6. Monitor and control resources.
7. Evaluate progress and communicate changes in plans and priorities.
8. Effectively delegate authority and manage individuals and teams.
9. Recognise and deal with stress in themselves and others.

Following completion of the training programme, delegate’s identified performance gaps should be met by further training and workplace drills and exercises, at their company’s discretion.
Additional coaching days are available if required.

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OPITO MEMIR Course Information

An OPITO-approved Major Emergency Management Initial Response certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course. In addition, delegates will also receive a performance appraisal of their knowledge and performance gaps that are identified during the training programme.

All training and appraisals will be delivered by our partners, City of Glasgow College who are located at:

City of Glasgow College
Riverside Campus
21 Thistle Street
G5 9XB

Tel: +44 (0) 151 448 2770