Basics for Pandemic Risk Management eLearning course

Whilst we aim to prevent things from going wrong, as part of our proactive risk management system, we must also have a clear plan in place for emergencies, disruption and incidents. Having an effective and well communicated emergency plan will minimise the loss of life and injury to people, as well as minimizing business disruption, damage to property, plant, equipment and the environment. This module explores the criteria that good emergency preparedness and response should be designed to meet from the view point of health and safety risk management.

You’ll also know about the various types of biological hazards that may be found in workplaces and sectors of particular prevalence; and understand why biological hazards are a workplace hazard; and be familiar with the types of harm that biological can cause and be able to describe some controls that can help reduce or eliminate biological hazards.

You’ll also be provided with information on personal protective equipment (PPE) and what elements are needed for an effective PPE programme, plus information on minimum welfare provision.

The course is aligned to support implementation of ISO 45001, ISO 45003, ISO/PAS 45005 occupational health and safety management but can be used by any professional interested in emergency planning, business continuity and biological risk and communicable diseases.

E-Learning - training that’s even more flexible
If you require an overview Emergency Preparedness and Response and biological hazards and are confident enough not to need tutor-led training, this online, self-paced course offers you complete flexibility. You can study in your own time when it suits you, and you can access the course from any internet-enabled device 24/7.

How will I benefit?

This course will help you:

  • Understand how to identify risks and assess them using tools and methodologies
  • Utilize a selection of tools and methodologies used in risk assessment
  • Correctly identify the key actions that should be taken after a risk assessment exercise has been completed