Preparing for Emergencies - Interactive

Preparing for Emergencies - Interactive

Seven Dimensions
Updated Jun 16, 2024
Course Description

If only we had been prepared. Act now! Be safe not sorry. Everyone has responsibilities to ensure a safe workplace. This entertaining interactive course will engage all staff to prepare for emergencies and manage a crisis calmly and effectively.


Marcus and Carol wear safety jackets for a risk awareness meeting. Marcus affirms that as the manager if an emergency presents itself he will be the last to leave the office (when the others have been safely evacuated). The team is confused about the location of the fire extinguishers everyone points in a different direction. Sam says he is the best qualified to be head of emergency; the others agree with him. Marcus has showcases the contents of a small disaster kit and asks what the others would like to contribute. Chapstick dry shampoo toilet paper condoms duct tape glue water and a skeleton key are offered. Serena declares the importance of an emergency evacuation plan. Sam raises the importance of first having an emergency meeting place (the coffee shop in their case). Marcus plans an emergency drill and hands out blindfolds for the staff and blows a didgeridoo as a warning signal for an evacuation. This approach proves to be dangerous culminating in staff falling down the stairs and knocking out Serena.

Key Learning Points

  • Don’t be slack about safety INSTEAD: Be prepared and think ahead
  • Don't ignore the basics INSTEAD: Know your fire extinguishers and exits
  • Don't think nothing will ever happen INSTEAD: Agree on an evacuation plan
  • Don't leave it up in the air INSTEAD: Elect a calm and competent leader

Comedy makes learning fun

This interactive course is part of the popular Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series created by Psychologist Eve Ash and comedienne Erin Brown starring Emmy-award winning Kim Estes. This powerful training series follows several characters as they battle challenges, negotiate conflicts and learn from mistakes about professionalism, leadership, communication and safety. This Australian produced series was filmed on location in Los Angeles.