ABI8010 – ABIOSH International Certificate in Disaster and Emergency Management (EDM) ©

Course Overview 

Even with planning and measures put in place, disaster do still occur; man-made, technological and natural disasters. The Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM) course equips delegates in the management, emergency planning, hazard mitigation and preparedness, disaster response and recovery from these disasters and helps in the strengthening of the capacity of individuals to reduce the impact of disasters through enhancing their knowledge and skills to promote and adopt disaster reduction practices as an integral part of the development process at company, community, national, sub regional and regional levels. It provides a range of learning opportunities to disaster managers who wish to include knowledge of disaster management in their ongoing professional development.

The course provides participants with a regional, national and international perspective on disaster management. Aside natural disasters, special emphasis is placed on the specific disaster profile of critical sectors like catastrophic release of dangerous substances from the oil and gas, offshore, maritime activities; collapse of telecommunication masts, aircraft, building and construction mishaps, industrial and manufacturing disasters, health epidemics etc . It also addresses regional/country and issues relating to vulnerability and risk assessment, prevention, mitigation, preparedness, rehabilitation and reconstruction and relevant legislation.

Aims and Objectives 

The goal of this course is to stimulate critical thinking about disasters and disaster management principles. The course has been developed to meet the training needs of the strategic planners in emergency/disaster services, industry and communities by providing broad skills in the professional area of emergency and disaster management.

It will develop depths of knowledge and planning skills in specific areas such as logistics, evacuation and the review of emergencies and disasters. This will allow students to develop an applied strategic approach to emergency management. The program provides participants with a regional, national and international perspective on emergency and disaster management

Course Modules 

Unit EDM 1 

Element 1: Fundamentals of Emergency and disaster management

Element 2: Types of Emergencies and Disasters

Element 3: Natural Hazards: Causes and Effects

Element 4: Technological Hazards: Causes and Effects

Element 5: Hazard and Disaster Risk Management and mitigation

Element 6: Pre-Planning and Maintaining a State of Readiness

Element 7: Emergency and Disaster Operations Management

Element 8: Evacuation and evacuation procedures

Element 9: Emergency and Disaster Logistics Management

Element 10: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Element 11: Critical Incident Stress

Element 12: Organisation of Emergency Command Centre

Element 13: Emergency information management and telecommunications

Element 14: Effective Actions during Disaster

Element 15: Disasters and development

Element 16: Emergency & Disaster Assessment

Element 17: Disaster management ethics

Element 18: Developing and Managing Volunteers

Element 19: Displaced persons in civil conflicts

Element 20: Vulnerability and risk Assessment

Element 21: Critical Sectors Disasters and Mitigations

(Oil and Gas; Maritime; Aviation; industrial; Building: Health, Telecommunications)

Element 22: Emergency & Disaster preparedness and Response

Unit EMD 2: 

Project work to be submitted 3 weeks after completion of training

Mode of Assessment 

Class Assignments

Unit 1: 2 hours written Professional Exam

Unit 2: individual Project work

Course Duration: 7days Pre-Requisite: None

Target Audience 

  • Health, safety and environment Professionals
  • Operators of critical facilities (Oil &Gas; offshore, Aviation; Maritime; Industrial; Telecoms etc)
  • Human resources personnel
  • Logistics Personnel
  • Operation Personnel
  • Medical practitioners
  • Disaster management and emergency services professionals e.g. fire services
  • NGO functionaries, volunteers
  • Law enforcement & civil defense personnel
  • Rural development functionaries
  • Relief Workers
  • Emergency Agencies
  • Paramedics
  • Regulators etc

Tutors: Experienced Health, safety and disaster management professionals

Certificate: Issued by ABIOSH from UK