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Brake offers crisis response training for executive management, HR professionals and fleet managers

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

The one-day training course, sponsored by international law firm Kennedys, takes place Thursday, October 5, in Birmingham and Wednesday, November 22, in Edinburgh.

The training, which will cover the procedures organisations should have in place to provide support to employees following sudden, traumatic events, will be delivered by Kennedys partner Radd Seiger, and specialist disaster management trainer Rosie Murray.

Former police liaison officers will also share their experience and expertise in the practical and procedural issues that follow a crisis event involving sudden deaths or serious injury, and how to support the emotional needs of all those affected by them.

Knowing how to react and to project manage the many issues that arise when the worst happens is essential planning for organisations, especially those employing at-work drivers who are at risk on the road.

Radd Seiger has more than 20 years’ experience in representing clients and project managing the needs of those affected by some of the worst disasters to have occurred in the UK in recent times. He believes in doing the right thing for all affected by crises and in helping clients manage issues that arise following crisis events proactively. This all requires careful advance planning to ensure that companies are crisis ready.

Seiger said: “Having effective plans in place on how to respond in a crisis situation following a serious road crash will not only help all those affected by it, but the company as well. This issue should be very high on everyone’s corporate agenda, and the seminar will give those attending good insight into best practice in a highly interactive, thought provoking and enjoyable way.”

The training will cover:

  • practical and procedural issues around a crisis event involving sudden deaths or serious injury, including creating a crisis response team
  • possible impacts on your organisation, including legal, financial, regulatory and reputational and brand issues, as well as the emotional impact
  • an introduction to the emotional needs of all those affected by the event and how to manage them
  • 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

Brake Professional members can book their place at the seminar for £40 + VAT, or £120 + VAT for non-members. To book or to find out more about joining Brake Professional email professional@brake.org.uk, or call 01484 559909.


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