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Charity offers crisis response training for fleets

Road safety charity Brake is inviting HR and fleet management personnel to attend its essential crisis response training course.

The one-day training course, sponsored by FMG on Tuesday, April 8, will look at the procedures organisations should have in place to provide support to employees following road crashes and other sudden, traumatic events.

Specialist disaster management trainer Rosie Murray will deliver the course on Brake's behalf, sharing her expertise in the practical and procedural issues around a sudden death or serious injury and the emotional needs of affected employees and how to support them.

Knowing how to react when the worst happens is essential planning for organisations, especially those employing at-work drivers who are at risk on the road.

Murray has more than 25 years' experience in training professionals on how to respond in a crisis.

As well as acting as project co-ordinator for a Red Cross helpline set up following 9/11 and involvement in providing support in the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, Rosie also has extensive experience in delivering crisis response training to police Family Liaison Officers, local authority staff and commercial companies.

The training will cover:

• Practical and procedural issues around a sudden death or serious injury
• Possible impacts on your organisation
• An introduction to the emotional needs of an employee suddenly bereaved or seriously injured through a through a violent event
• The roles and responsibilities of professionals who work with bereaved and injured people
• What you can do to support affected personnel, and the limitations of your support
• Communicating to other members of staff
• Creating a crisis response team

Places on this essential low-cost training course cost £70 + VAT for Brake subscribers (£120 + VAT for non-subscribers).

To book use its online form or contact Brake on admin@brake.org.uk or 01484 559909. This course is also available as in-house training for up to 15 delegates, for £750 + VAT. To arrange an in-house session contact Ellie on epearson@brake.org.uk or 01484 550055.

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