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Aug 2020

Gain critical insight from Kineo’s General Evacuation Training

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As our blog series on top-ten elearning courses continues, here we place our focus towards evacuation training. Specifically, we’ll be highlighting subject matter and training from Kineo’s General Evacuation Training course. In contrast to our post on Workplace health and safety fundamentals, this course focuses strictly on evacuation procedures. General Evacuation Training provides a general overview with seven sections, plus a summary. It also provides a look at the necessary evacuation roles and responsibilities that are essential for work health and safety (WHS).  

If your organisation is looking to implement a course that will educate your employees on evacuation safety and emergency plan protocol, this will provide a comprehensive look. Kineo’s General Evacuation Training even outlines emergency protection and warning systems as they relate to evacuation protocols. We invite you to keep reading for a quick overview of the key areas in this training. We’ll also provide some additional links where you can get more information. 

Emergency preparation and prevention

The first three sections of our General Evacuation Training cover the basics. What can go wrong in an emergency? How can you be prepared? What should be in place to prevent an emergency from happening? These three questions are all answered in easy-to-follow sections with guided narration that defines emergencies and their influencing factors. It also shares how to minimise impact and put response procedures in place. The third section outlines the responsibilities and roles of employees, including the establishment of an Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) or Emergency Services Officer at the workplace. Each section also provides an assessment at the end to ensure that learners have processed and retained critical course material. 

Fire safety systems and emergency equipment

The General Evacuation Training also covers critical components of fire protection systems and how they are meant to be utilised. In these sections, learners will gain a basic understanding of fire training and the types of warning systems that activate during these emergencies. There’s also a very detailed overview of the types of fire extinguishers available in emergency response situations as well as their designed situational use. An interactive map also provides a visualisation for learners to get familiar with an assortment of standard on-the-job safety equipment. The click and learn feature of this map allows them to explore the items and the training does not advance until the learner has reviewed each item.

What to do when an emergency occurs

The overall goal of this training course is emergency preparedness, that’s why it’s crucial to cover the step-by-step actions to take when an emergency does occur. Kineo’s General Evacuation Training covers single vs. two stage alarm systems as they relate to how one should respond. The training also provides a helpful acronym for how to react. The R.A.C.E. system shows learners how to react, alert, confine, and evacuate during different emergencies. There’s also a special focus on building evacuation routes that accounts for contingency plans. Because no two emergencies are the same, this training highlights the importance of knowing alternate evacuation routes and shows learners how to get that information in their workplace or from their assigned emergency officer. 

Other evacuation and emergency scenarios

The General Evacuation Training also has a section on active armed offender emergencies. In this section, learners review proper safety responses and gain insight on how to best protect themselves. This includes protocol for informing authorities and bringing in police assistance. While this can be difficult subject matter, the training gives learners a level of knowledge and preparation that can save lives.   

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The end of the training features a summary section that recaps all learning areas and ensures full course completion. Learners will not be permitted to finalise the training until all sections are completed with perfect assessment scores. By the end of the course, users will have a strong knowledge of emergency prevention, associated equipment, warning systems, and key roles and responses. For more information, we invite you to visit the General Evacuation Training featured in Kineo’s learning library.



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