Emergency Response for Security Teams

Why Attend

This course provides security managers and security teams with an insight into the fundamentals of effective management of incidents and emergencies. It addresses a wide variety of topics such as emergency response planning, incident investigation and risk assessment strategies to enable all participants to adopt and practice emergency management principles. The course provides practical and up-to-date skills and techniques that can be implemented within each participant’s organization and security team.

Course Methodology

This course is highly interactive and includes group discussions, case studies, and syndicate work. It also includes practical exercises that enable all participants to apply the advanced knowledge they gained and demonstrate their skills in emergency response.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the role and duties of security personal within an emergency response situation
  • Manage incidents and effectively collaborate with emergency services for large-scale crisis situations
  • Conduct effective investigations that will lead to the implementation of risk mitigation strategies
  • Demonstrate leadership capabilities and practice command and control techniques
  • Communicate effectively under pressure to ensure a clear exchange of information

Target Audience

This course is designed for personnel involved in the strategy development, implementation and/or management of security operations. Security managers, security specialists, risk management professionals, business continuity professionals, and emergency response teams will highly benefit from this course.

Target Competencies

  • Incident management
  • Emergency response planning
  • Incident investigation
  • Risk assessment
  • Security management


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

NQF Level:

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Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website https://www.aaticd.co.za


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  • Understanding the threat for security personnel in emergency response
    • What is the threat and why the need for security
    • Internal risk factors
    • External risk factors
    • What constitutes an emergency
    • Duties of security personnel
    • Role of security personnel in emergency response
    • When to hand over to external agencies
    • Providing an effective situation report
  • Situational awareness
    • Understanding what is situational awareness
    • Emergency response planning
    • Preparation of crisis management plans
    • Early warning signs
    • Recognizing the situation and initiating a response
    • Reacting to incidents
    • Maintaining emotional self-control in stressful situations
    • Maintaining control of others in stressful situations
  • Command and control of incidents
    • 5 Cs of Incident Management
    • Setting up an Incident Control Point
    • Equipment requirements
    • Crowd control and interacting with the public
    • Managing access to the Incident Control Point
    • Effective communications
    • Effective use of radio communications
    • Sending incident reports
  • Collaboration and partnership with external agencies
    • Managing an Incident Control Centre
    • Coordination with Emergency Services
    • Types of emergencies
    • Fire emergency situations
    • Medical emergency situations
    • Terrorism emergency situations
    • Natural hazards (e.g. earthquake, flooding, etc.)
    • Specialist bodies (search and rescue, bomb disposal, etc.)
  • Incident Investigation
    • When to launch an investigation
    • Collection of information
    • Quantitative and qualitative information
    • Interview skills
    • Investigation procedures
    • Analysis of data
    • Conclusion, recommendations, and report writing
    • Risk assessment strategies