This course is available for all staff.

It explains our hospitals’ preparedness and response to civil defence and local emergencies. It will also show you personal emergency preparedness for you and your family.

This course has been recognised as a regional priority course.

In your DHB there are systems and processes in place to help keep you safe in the event of a fire.

As a staff member you are part of these processes so it is important that you know what to do and can act immediately should you hear a fire alarm or see a fire in your area.

This course is required according to the following:  (Health and Disability Services NZS8134.3.1:2008, Health & Safety in Employment Act)