Emergency planning

Local Authority Incident Liaison Training (this course is for nominated Incident Liaison Officers in East Sussex only) (course approx. 3 hours)

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience All users
Subject Emergency Planning
Course description To provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a Local Authority Incident Liaison Officer.
Training objectives To promote an understanding of:
  • The basics of Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP), and the multi-agency response to incidents​
  • The role of the Local Resilience Forum
  • The differences between Category 1, Category 2 and Voluntary Responders ​
  • The responsibilities of the LAILO, and the role of the Local Authority more widely​
  • The activation of the local authority’s Major Emergency Plan
Maximum places 20
Closing date One day ahead of course start date
Cost No charge
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/69 ESTDC St. Mary's House, Eastbourne 25th April 2023 10:00 - 13:00
ESC/23/70 ESTDC St. Mary's House, Eastbourne 17th October 2023 10:00 - 13:00
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Working as a Decision Loggist

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience All users
Subject Emergency planning
Course description This course is available to all people with a role in Emergency Management / Business Continuity
Decision logs are an essential tool for emergency responders. If you are responsible for recording decisions in your organisation or as part of a multi-agency partnership, this course is for you.
Training objectives
To equip participants with the knowledge and skills to fulfil the role of decision loggist in an emergency response.


Learning outcomes Explain the legal and policy context in which the Decision Loggist operates Describe the role of the Decision Loggist in an emergency response Recognise the key requirements of the decision maker in order to advise on the importance of recording decisions accordingly Demonstrate competence as a Decision Loggist in a simulated emergency response exercise
Additional information Training to be delivered via the EPC Connected Learning Suite To create your account on the EPC CLS - you must use either Google Chrome or the most up to date version of Microsoft Edge as your web browser and follow the instructions below. You will not be able to register or use the system on other browsers. Using either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge: Navigate to https://sercoepc.edu.barco.com and select the “CREATE ACCOUNT” button.
Complete the User Registration form, and check that you agree to Terms & Conditions.
Check your email account - you will have received a verification email with the subject “Verify your Barco WeConnect Account”. If Google Chrome/Microsoft Edge is not your default browser, you will need to copy the link to Google Chrome/Microsoft Edge address bar.
Next select the “Go to Dashboard” button to enter the main CLS interface.
The next step is to test your set up: With your Webcam and Mic enabled, and using your headphones, click the “Test your setup” option and follow the on-screen prompts to fully test your Video, Audio & Network speed.
Ensure you save the https://sercoepc.edu.barco.com link to your favourites for speed of access when joining your session.
If you experience any difficulties registering your account please email EPC at enquiries@emergencyplanningcollege.com in order for us to provide any additional support needed in preparation for logging onto your training session. Should you need to discuss the account setup process, please contact EPC on 01347 821406.
On the day of the event: Log into your “Barco WeConnect Account” at https://sercoepc.edu.barco.com, and select the relevant session from the “upcoming sessions tab”. It is recommended that you access the CLS session a minimum of 10 minutes prior to the session start. To access the session after the start time, please click on the “active session tab”.
Maximum places 16
Closing date One day ahead of course start date
Cost £286
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
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Strategic Emergency Management

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience All users
Subject Emergency planning
Course description Step outside your comfort zone and really challenge your thinking, learn new skills and expand your knowledge allowing you to step into a strategic co-ordinating role and be effective immediately.
Training objectives The stakes are high in a strategic co-ordinating role, it’s imperative to have the knowledge and experience needed to excel. This is the course for you if you want to keep your skills sharp. Our expert Associates will help you develop the tools you need to succeed, boosting your understanding and confidence on what groups do, how they function and most importantly what ‘good’ looks like. The course looks at resolving difficulties, dealing with crisis effectively and awareness of upcoming challenges. It will also look at being fully prepared to deal with any crisis ahead. Alongside discussing and reflecting on the strategic business of multi-agency crisis management, we will help you experiment with learning, delving into in-depth analysis of case studies and exercises.
Learning outcomes The course is primarily designed for those working in organisations, such as Officers of any agency who are liable to represent their agency at a Strategic Co-ordinating Group. Delegates should have, or be aspiring to have, a role at the local strategic level of emergency management. The challenges presented on the course will appeal to strategic thinkers, even if they have relatively little experience of civil protection. National Occupational Standards for Civil Contingencies Fully Correlates: AA1, AA2, AA3, AG1 Contribute Towards: AG4
Additional information Training to be delivered via the EPC Connected Learning Suite To create your account on the EPC CLS - you must use either Google Chrome or the most up to date version of Microsoft Edge as your web browser and follow the instructions below. You will not be able to register or use the system on other browsers. Using either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge: Navigate to https://sercoepc.edu.barco.com and select the “CREATE ACCOUNT” button.
Complete the User Registration form, and check that you agree to Terms & Conditions.
Check your email account - you will have received a verification email with the subject “Verify your Barco WeConnect Account”. If Google Chrome/Microsoft Edge is not your default browser, you will need to copy the link to Google Chrome/Microsoft Edge address bar.
Next select the “Go to Dashboard” button to enter the main CLS interface.
The next step is to test your set up: With your Webcam and Mic enabled, and using your headphones, click the “Test your setup” option and follow the on-screen prompts to fully test your Video, Audio & Network speed.
Ensure you save the https://sercoepc.edu.barco.com link to your favourites for speed of access when joining your session.
If you experience any difficulties registering your account please email EPC at enquiries@emergencyplanningcollege.com in order for us to provide any additional support needed in preparation for logging onto your training session. Should you need to discuss the account setup process, please contact EPC on 01347 821406.
On the day of the event: Log into your “Barco WeConnect Account” at https://sercoepc.edu.barco.com, and select the relevant session from the “upcoming sessions tab”. It is recommended that you access the CLS session a minimum of 10 minutes prior to the session start. To access the session after the start time, please click on the “active session tab”.
Maximum places 16
Closing date One day ahead of course start date
Cost £386
Number of sessions 2
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
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To cancel a course booking, please use the Learning Portal - cancellation form.


Improving Risk Management in Civil Protection

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience All users
Subject Emergency planning
Course description Join our experienced Associates on this practical and theoretical course as they explore ways to promote improvement in the complex and evolving nature of risk management in civil protection.
Training objectives Whether you’re looking to brush up your skills, or make better sense of civil protection risk, this course is for you. With our experienced Associates, you’ll learn the right way to prepare, design and improve assessments ready for immediate use. Taking a look both strategically and intellectually, the lesson is a mix of practical exercises and group chats as we explore how risk fits into the wider picture of resilience. The course also looks at good practice, with a focus on how low-cost improvements can often be made that have an immediate impact. The course forms essential training for members of Risk Assessment Working Groups and Local Resilience Forums and is an important part of continued development for all Practitioners.
Learning outcomes This course is a must for members of Risk Assessment Working Groups and emergency planning professionals. If you work creating, reviewing or maintaining civil protection risk assessments this course is an excellent addition to training. Aim: To examine risk management in civil protection, in order to improve practice at Local Resilience Forum level. Objectives: By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Apply the model of risk management in civil protection
  • Analyse inter-dependencies and the wider impacts of emergency risks
  • Evaluate Community Risk Registers as instruments of risk communication
  • Suggest ways of improving Community Risk Registers
Additional information Training to be delivered via the EPC Connected Learning Suite To create your account on the EPC CLS - you must use either Google Chrome or the most up to date version of Microsoft Edge as your web browser and follow the instructions below. You will not be able to register or use the system on other browsers. Using either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge: Navigate to https://sercoepc.edu.barco.com and select the “CREATE ACCOUNT” button.
Complete the User Registration form, and check that you agree to Terms & Conditions.
Check your email account - you will have received a verification email with the subject “Verify your Barco WeConnect Account”. If Google Chrome/Microsoft Edge is not your default browser, you will need to copy the link to Google Chrome/Microsoft Edge address bar.
Next select the “Go to Dashboard” button to enter the main CLS interface.
The next step is to test your set up: With your Webcam and Mic enabled, and using your headphones, click the “Test your setup” option and follow the on-screen prompts to fully test your Video, Audio & Network speed.
Ensure you save the https://sercoepc.edu.barco.com link to your favourites for speed of access when joining your session.
If you experience any difficulties registering your account please email EPC at enquiries@emergencyplanningcollege.com in order for us to provide any additional support needed in preparation for logging onto your training session. Should you need to discuss the account setup process, please contact EPC on 01347 821406.
On the day of the event: Log into your “Barco WeConnect Account” at https://sercoepc.edu.barco.com, and select the relevant session from the “upcoming sessions tab”. It is recommended that you access the CLS session a minimum of 10 minutes prior to the session start. To access the session after the start time, please click on the “active session tab”.
Maximum places 16
Closing date One day ahead of course start date
Cost £386
Number of sessions 2
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
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To cancel a course booking, please use the Learning Portal - cancellation form.


Preparing for Recovery Management

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience All users
Subject Emergency planning
Course description Seeking to understand how to lead the recovery from an emergency? Take a journey thorough the four main principles of the recovery process: Humanitarian, Infrastructure, Environmental and Finance to find out how to build back stronger in the aftermath of an incident. These sessions will be delivered on the Emergency Planning College Connected Learning Suite (EPC CLS). All delegates will need an account on the Learning Suite. If you don't already have one, please follow the instructions under additional Information (below). You will need to complete that registration before the day of the first session.    
Training objectives The road to recovery can be complex and challenging, especially when faced with a changing environment that can blur the lines between response and recovery. Set within the context of the latest government guidance on recovery management, and using our experience of recent emergencies, let us take you step by step through the four pillars of recovery, including the purpose and workings of an effective recovery working group and its supporting sub-groups. In addition to learning how to ‘build back stronger’, our experts in the field of recovery management will support you to design an effective basic recovery strategy. Who is This Course For? Traditionally, responsibility to lead the recovery process in the aftermath of a major incident, has fallen to the Local authority. As recent events have demonstrated, the four principles of recovery apply to a wide range of organisations faced with preparing themselves for a new way of working as a result of COVID-19. Principle organisations who would benefit from this course include emergency responders, local authorities, utility companies, Health and Social care providers and voluntary organisations.
Learning outcomes
  • To introduce delegates to the key principles of recovery management
  • Describe the response and recovery phases of an emergency, set within a multi-agency context
  • Outline the role of the Recovery Co-ordinating Group
  • To introduce delegates to key recovery tools including community impact analysis, objectives, milestones and action plans
  • Outline key considerations relating to the four pillars of recovery
  • Discuss the basic components of a recovery management plan
Benefits for Delegates
On successful completion of the course, you will be ready to prepare a basic recovery strategy, taking into account the four pillars of recovery: Humanitarian, Infrastructure, Environment and Finance. Benefits for Organisations
On return to the workplace successful delegates will be ready to represent your organisation in a recovery working group, planning effectively for the new normality.
Additional information To create your account on the EPC CLS - you must use either Google Chrome or the most up to date version of Microsoft Edge as your web browser and follow the instructions below. You will not be able to register or use the system on other browsers. Using either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge:
  1. Navigate to https://sercoepc.edu.barco.com and select the “CREATE ACCOUNT” button.
  2. Complete the User Registration form, and check that you agree to Terms & Conditions.
  3. Check your email account - you will have received a verification email with the subject “Verify your Barco WeConnect Account”.                              If Google Chrome/Microsoft Edge is not your default browser, you will need to copy the link to Google Chrome/Microsoft Edge address bar.
  4. Next select the “Go to Dashboard” button to enter the main CLS interface.
  5. The next step is to test your set up: With your Webcam and Mic enabled, and using your headphones, click the “Test your setup” option and follow the on-screen prompts to fully test your Video, Audio & Network speed.
  6. Ensure you save the https://sercoepc.edu.barco.com link to your favourites for speed of access when joining your session.
  7. If you experience any difficulties registering your account please email EPC at enquiries@emergencyplanningcollege.com in order for us to provide any additional support needed in preparation for logging onto your training session. Should you need to discuss the account setup process, please contact EPC on 01347 821406.
  8. On the day of the event: Log into your “Barco WeConnect Account” at https://sercoepc.edu.barco.com, and select the relevant session from the “upcoming sessions tab”. It is recommended that you access the CLS session a minimum of 10 minutes prior to the session start. To access the session after the start time, please click on the “active session tab”.
Maximum places 16
Closing date One day ahead of course start date
Cost £386
Number of sessions 2
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
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To cancel a course booking, please use the Learning Portal - cancellation form.


Local Authority Rest Centre Training (this course is for nominated Rest Centre staff in East Sussex only) (course approx. 3.5 hours)

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience All users
Subject Emergency planning
Course description To provide awareness and information to new and existing Rest Centre Managers and Staff on their roles, responsibilities and procedures to follow in establishing a Rest Centre in East Sussex.
Training objectives •To introduce the local authority’s Rest Centre Plan
•To promote understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a Rest Centre Manager and Rest Centre Staff.
•To raise awareness of what should be considered when setting up a Rest Centre.
•To raise awareness of the multi-agency response to incidents and other partners who may be involved supporting a Rest Centre.
Maximum places 20
Closing date One day ahead of course start date
Cost No charge
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/22/556 ESTDC St. Mary's House, Eastbourne 21st March 2023 09:30 - 13:00
ESC/23/68 ESTDC St. Mary's House, Eastbourne 6th June 2023 09:30 - 13:00
ESC/22/69 ESTDC St. Mary's House, Eastbourne 19th September 2023 09:30 - 13:00
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Tactical Emergency Management

Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/22/405 Delivered remotely 1 and 2 February 2023 09:00 - 17:00
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Family Assistance in a Major Emergency (FAME)

Course details
Contact Corporate.Training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience Social Care Practitioners from East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council
Subject Emergency Planning
Course description This two day training course brings together identified staff from all three local authorities in Sussex and is funded by the Sussex Local Resilience Forum. It will provide staff with the knowledge of how an emergency is managed in particular with respect to the families that have reported their relative missing and it is highly likely that they have died in the incident. It will also enable delegates to understand how they can use their existing professional skills and knowledge to provide a caring efficient and effective response to those families.
Training objectives To give an understanding of the multi-agency response to supporting those who have reported people missing and believed to have died with particular regard to emotional and practical humanitarian and welfare support.
Learning outcomes By the end of this two-day course participants will:
  • Have an understanding of the facilities and processes that may be established after an emergency to support those affected;
  • Have an awareness of the impact of loss and the potential needs for those who have reported people missing and believed to have died.
  • Understand how the organisations involved support the response;
  • Appreciate the anti-mortem process that will be required and completed by the police family liaison officers;
  • To recognise the likely impact on personnel and the support mechanisms in place.
Additional information Delegates are required to attend both dates of the training course.   Lunch is provided.
Maximum places 33
Closing date 1 day ahead of the course
Cost £0
Number of sessions 2 days
Course dates, venue and times
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Resilience Direct Practitioner Training - for ESCC Departmental Emergency Managers, Planners and Advisors 

Course details
Contact Corporate.Training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target Audience This course is for ESCC Departmental Emergency Managers and Emergency Planners and Advisors  
Subject Emergency Planning
Course description To provide an overview of Resilience Direct and the basics required to use it effectively.
Training objectives
  • To familiarise with login process
  • To understand how RD functions and information governance
  • To access relevant pages and navigate around the system
  • To upload, access and add information to documents
Maximum places 10 
Closing date One day ahead of course start date
Cost £0
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/92 ESTDC 16th and 17th February 2023 09.30 - 15.00
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