|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
In high risk industries such as aviation, it is essential that professionals understand the concepts of emergency response planning. Emergency events do not always require the same level of response, and are dictated by the severity of the event and its effect. However, the destruction of property, dislocation of communities, personal injury and loss of life associated with accidents and emergencies cannot be overstated and effective emergency response and planning is key to mitigating the effects of such events. The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) recommends that all air carriers have emergency response plans to deal with emergencies. Students will explore the theory and practice of emergency response planning in various aviation contexts.
This course develops the concepts, principles and essential skills to take on a leadership role in an airline emergency response situation. Topics covered will include effective emergency response planning, regulatory compliance and accountability, the development of effective teams, and the importance of command and control. Students will design, implement and optimise an appropriate Emergency Response Plan (ERP) in line with internationally recognised industry best practice and regulatory requirements.