This end-of-course project aims to gauge your ability to (1) apply the emergency management principles and concepts to lead workplace emergency planning; (2) examine the degree and extent of planning required given the workplace hazards and environment; (3) analyse the response strategy and examine the capacity building requirements in terms of resources and training needs; and (4) illustrate the desired outcomes of an effective emergency preparedness and response planning with the development of the premise emergency response plan in accordance to the requirements of the authority in your selected workplace premise.
As the operation manager, you are a key member of your workplace safety and health committee. You are tasked to lead and organise your workplace emergency preparedness sub-committee of your selected premise, display ability to organise the premise emergency planning team; identify potential hazard-scenarios in your workplace; analyse the required resource and competency of your response teams; establish the capability of your company emergency response team, and develop the required emergency response plan (ERP) for your work-premise; showing understanding of the emergency preparedness and response planning approach by:
(a) Select a premise of your choice from amongst work-premises such as a commercial office building, industrial production factory, industrial logistics warehouse, or hospital settings.
(b) Assume the role of the operation manager; carry out a review on how the work- premise emergency planning team should be organized, comprising representatives from within the entire work-premise, including associated tenants and their respective business operations.
(c) Describe and discuss the associated business activities within the selected work- premise and identify the potential hazard-scenarios that may pose a threat to life safety and property.
(d) Analyse the work-premise tier-level, required response strategies and examine the corresponding resources and competency required of the premise response teams, such as the incident management team (IMT), company emergency response team (CERT), evacuation warden team (EWT), in-place protection team (IPPT), emergency assembly area team (EAAT), disaster recovery team (DRT), etc. using the SCDF’s National CERT Standard and Guidelines;
(e) Describe how the work-premise’s ERP is to be formulated and develop the ERP for the selected work-premise (as an attachment to the main report) using the format and guidelines stipulated by the SCDF (with site layout plan, schematic drawing, etc.).
Your main report shall be kept at a maximum of 3000 words (excluding the Executive Summary, Tables and Figures, References, Attachment, and Appendixes). Too few words mean you are unable to do your topic justice; too many words mean you have not been discerning enough in your selection of materials or written succinctly enough.
You are to provide in-text citation and appropriate referencing and the final report document shall include:
|•Cover Page as required by SUSS;
•Executive Summary (maximum 1-Page)
|Main Report (max. 3000±300 words) covering:|
|•Introduction of Work-Premise and Nature of Business Activities
•Description of Selected Work-Premise
|•Description of Emergency Planning Organization
•Description of Potential Hazard-Scenarios & Impacts
|•Description of Work-Premise Response Planning
•Premise Tier-Level & Response Strategy
•Response Teams Competency & Equipping
•Description of ERP Formulation Process
•Annexes & Attachments
•Complete Premise-ERP in SCDF Format (mandatory)
Note: Please make sure that you have proofread your report. Marks will be deducted for poorly written report fraught with spelling and grammatical errors and poor sentence structure.
Kelvin, the teacher in charge of the canoe team of Dare School took 5 students to Kallang river for canoe practice on a rainy day. Amy was in a canoe that was led by Shankar, the team captain. The other canoe was led by Kelvin and another student, Nancy. Two others, Rahim and Balu stood on the shore while two canoes went off towards the river. As Shankar’s canoe reached a dangerous section of the river, he lost control of his pedals and rhythm and he was unable to stop the canoe. The canoe was hit by a raging current and capsized. Both Shankar and Amy were thrown overboard. Kelvin and Nancy held on to their canoes and attempted to reach the shore as they were concerned about their lives.
Meanwhile, both Rahim and Balu saw the capsizing of the canoe. Rahim tried but could not go down to help as the current was so strong that he was afraid of being carried down by the raging current. Rahim watched Amy struggling and drowning. Balu, on the other hand, started recording the entire scene on his handphone. He sent the video recording immediately to Nancy’s mother’s handphone. Nancy’s mother saw the video and thought that her daughter had drowned in the incident and suffered psychiatric injury. Rahim, who was on the shore also suffered psychiatric injury as he witnessed the death of his classmate.
(a) Discuss if Nancy’s mother can bring an action for recovery for psychiatric injury?
(b) Examine if Kelvin or Dare School may be liable in negligence to any party?