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Emergency Planning and Response for Airports and GSPs (Classroom, 5 days)

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The Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is an invaluable tool for all airport stakeholders, providing clear direction for action and exposing pain points that could aggravate a real response.

This course helps you to develop a response plan that brings together aircraft operators, airport authorities, ground service providers and state emergency response agencies.

Join the 460 Ground Operations professionals from 77 countries who have upgraded their skills with this training since 2010.

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 40 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

Next class

Jul 18 - Jul 22, 2016 - Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong (JAA-RTP)
2 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Understand what are ICAO's Standards and Recommended Practices for emergency planning at airports
  • Meet the legal responsibility to manage emergencies at an airport
  • Coordinate a response plan among the airfield and ground service departments, as well as various outside agencies
  • Develop table top and full scale emergency drills
  • Evaluate crisis management systems at aerodromes and identify required improvements

Course content

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Basics of Aviation Emergency Management
  • Coordination an inter-dependency
  • Roles and responsibilities of Airports & GSP
  • Emergency Response leadership skills
  • Tasks – actions – workplaces
  • Notification – alarm – alarm plans
  • Special assistance team / Humanitarian Response
  • Communication
  • The ‘Toolbox’ of responsible staff
  • Drafting a plan
  • Training and exercises
  • Business Continuity
  • Course review and Examination
  • Regulatory publications

These regulatory publications are referenced in the course:

  • Airport Services Manual, Part 7, Airport Emergency Planning, ICAO
  • Annex 14, Chapter 9, ICAO
  • Manual of Certification of Aerodromes, Doc 9774, Part 4, ICAO
  • Advisory Circular 150/5200-31C, FAA

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Operations and station managers
  • Duty officers
  • Ground handling staff
  • Public relations representatives
  • State authorities involved in airport emergency response planning

Prerequisites: Participants should have prior knowledge of airport operations

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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