Major Emergency Management - Initial Response Training

Major Emergency Management Initial Response (MEMIR) training is a comprehensive program designed for personnel in the oil and gas industry to develop essential skills in managing major emergencies. The course focuses on effective decision-making, communication, and coordination during crisis situations, ensuring participants are well-equipped to respond to and mitigate potential major incidents in the offshore environment.

Bureau Veritas

This course is certified
by Bureau Veritas.
Duration: 4 days
Participants: 6 prs
Validity: 5 years

Major Emergency Management - Initial Response Training

Target Audience

This training is for personnel who are either designated as being in charge of, are members of, or provide support to an emergency management team in an emergency.


The objectives of the MEMIR Training are that learners will be able to:
Understand the key factors of preparing for, responding to, and maintaining control throughout the development or escalation of an emergency situation.
Learn how to manage communication, emergency-related information and put into place predetermined plans at the point when the emergency alarm has been raised, to the point when the emergency manager is assured that the emergency is over.
Understand how stress can impact on individuals and team performance during emergencies.
Have the opportunity to role-play as the emergency manager in a minimum of two specific types of emergency scenarios. This is a key element of the training programme, and is backed up by constructive feedback from the course instructional team.

Course Content

The course consists of theoretical and practical modules.
Theoretical module outcomes:

  • Major Emergencies types and the managers responsibilities
  • The Emergency Manager Role
  • The Emergency Command Centre (ECC) Facilities and Information Management
  • Pre-Planning and Maintaining a State of Readiness
  • Dealing with Stress

Practical module outcomes:

  • Review, manage and assess the information available in an emergency situation in a timely manner.
  • Establish priorities and take effective action.
  • Implement predetermined emergency plans and procedures in the context of the current emergency.
  • Efficiently communicate information and instructions.
  • Effective communication with all appropriate external agencies.
  • Monitor and Control Resources.
  • Evaluate progress and communicate changes in plans and priorities.
  • Effectively delegate authority and manage individuals and teams.
  • Effectively manage themselves and the team during a major emergency including managing the effects of stress in themselves and others.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for the MEMIR training programme.

Admission Requirements

Participants must have a valid medical certificate and valid photo ID.

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