Profession emergency response coordinator

Emergency response coordinators analyse potential risks such as disasters and emergencies for a community or institution and develop a strategy for reacting to these risks. They outline guidelines for the response to an emergency in order to decrease the effects. They educate the parties at risk on these guidelines. They also test response plans and ensure that the necessary supplies and equipments are in place in compliance with health and safety regulations.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Enterprising
  • Investigative / Conventional

Skills

  • Manage emergency evacuation plans

    Monitor quick and safe emergency evacuation plans.

  • Think analytically

    Produce thoughts using logic and reasoning in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Test safety strategies

    Test policies and strategies related to risk and safety management and procedures, such as testing evacuation plans, safety equipment, and carrying out drills.

  • Advise on safety improvements

    Provide relevant recommendations following the conclusion of an investigation; ensure that recommendations are duly considered and where appropriate acted upon.

  • Educate on emergency management

    Educate communities, organisations, or individuals on risk management and emergency response, such as how to develop and implement prevention and reaction strategies, and educate on emergency policies specific to the risks applicable to that area or organisation.

  • Perform risk analysis

    Identify and assess factors that may jeopardise the success of a project or threaten the organisation's functioning. Implement procedures to avoid or minimise their impact.

  • Manage emergency procedures

    React quickly in case of emergency and set planned emergency procedures in motion.

  • Estimate damage

    Estimate damage in case of accidents or natural disasters.

  • Advise on risk management

    Provide advice on risk management policies and prevention strategies and their implementation, being aware of different kinds of risks to a specific organisation.

  • Advise on environmental risk management systems

    Evaluate requirements and advise on systems for environmental risk management. Ensure the customer does his part in preventing or limiting adverse environmental impact through the use of technology. Ensure required licenses and permits are obtained.

Optional knowledge and skills

operational tactics for emergency responses conduct fire safety inspections first response health, safety and hygiene legislation undertake inspections ensure compliance with policies identify risk of flooding write work-related reports ensure compliance with environmental legislation pollution prevention environmental legislation pollution legislation handle veterinary emergencies use different communication channels educate public on fire safety

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