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Crisis response training course offered to fleets

By Kyle Lindsay
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 15:00

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CRISIS: Would you know what to do?

Road safety charity Brake are urging fleet management personnel to attend their crisis response training course.

The one-day training course, sponsored by FMG, takes place on April 8, and will address how organisations should provide support to employees following road crashes and other traumatic events.

Specialist disaster management trainer Rosie Murray will deliver the course, sharing her expertise in the practical and procedural issues around a sudden death or serious injury and employees’ emotional needs.

She will also address roles and responsibilities of professionals who work with the bereaved, supporting affected personnel, communication and creating a crisis response team.

Ellie Pearson, Senior Professional Engagement Officer at Brake, said: “Many employers have made fantastic progress in recent years when it comes to introducing measures to prevent their drivers from being involved in road crashes.

“However, it’s just as important that employers are proactive in preparing for the worst, and ensuring they have robust policies in place to support their employees, should one of them be involved in a road crash.

“The sudden, unexpected death of a colleague can tear a workplace apart; it’s vital that employers recognise this and are able to act immediately in responding to such a crisis.”

Ms Murray has more than 25 years’ experience in training professionals on how to respond in a crisis.

She acted as project co-ordinator for a Red Cross helpline set up following 9/11 and was involved in providing support in the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.

Places on the course cost just £70, plus VAT, for Brake subscribers and £120, plus VAT, for non-subscribers.

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