There are training programs for just about every skill an employee needs to learn and demonstrate, but training employees to respond in an emergency is particularly challenging for many reasons. During an emergency, emotions run high. Critical decisions need to be made quickly. Responders must evaluate the situation and act immediately, even though the information they receive may be incomplete, inconsistent or conflicting.
Because information and training that are utilized infrequently are the easiest to forget, frequent practice drills are essential. In addition to giving your workforce ample opportunity to practice what they have learned, drills can help you determine if your plan is practical or needs to be modified.
What Are the Best Practices for Emergency Response Training?