Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC
Emergency Response Awareness Training

Emergency Response Awareness

Emergencies can happen whenever and wherever. They can be big or small and happen because of natural disasters, climate change, or human error. In this introductory course, learn about the different types of emergencies that can happen within manufacturing and food processing, and better understand the importance of emergency response plans. This course will help participants understand what they need to do in an emergency. 

This course will only be discussing emergencies in a broad sense, along with typical responses. If you need help developing a more tailored response, please contact us for advice. 

Goals and Objectives

By the end of this course, the participant should:

  • Understand the definition of an emergency
  • Recognize why we need to be prepared
  • Investigate what could happen if we are not prepared for emergencies at work
  • Understand the different types of emergencies which can occur in manufacturing
  • Understand the basics of responding to an emergency
  • Understand the purpose of an emergency response plan
  • Definition of an Emergency
  • Different types of Emergencies
  • Typical Responses to Emergencies
  • Emergency Response Plan

This course has been designed for employers, supervisor, workers and Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) members.


Course Length and Format

This training is structured as an eLearning course using self-paced online components including various practical learning activities in each module. Modules are supported with various resources and samples. It is estimated to require 1.5 hours to complete the training.

Participants must have access to a laptop/desktop computer or iPad/tablet to attend the training sessions.  A good internet or WIFI connection is essential.


Previous health and safety education and/or experience is an asset but not required.

Course Evaluation

There is a 15-question quiz for this course. Upon successful completion of all course modules and the written assessment, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Alternate Language Options


Your training costs may be eligible for partial reimbursement through the B.C. Employer Training Grant. Find out here.

Eligible toward the requirements for Joint Health and Safety Committee training for new members or annual training in British Columbia; may be eligible in other jurisdictions as well.


Register for online Emergency Response Awareness eLearning training online through our Learning Centre. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and accessible from any computer, laptop, tablet with internet access.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1.5 hrs

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