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Skills Development Programme
in Disaster Risk Management

LG SETA accredited, NQF level 5 training programme.

One of the key features of the Disaster Management Act (DMA) is that it recognises that the job of disaster risk reduction cannot be done by government alone. It requires co-operation and collaboration on the part of all spheres of government, civil society and the private sector.
To assist stakeholders in the implementation of the DMA in their workplace, DMS has developed the Skills Development Programme in Disaster Risk Management based on the National Disaster Management Framework (NDMF). This programme consists of four independent modules that are aligned to the KPAs as described in the NDMF. 
Module 1 – Integrated institutional capacity for disaster risk management 
“Identify and describe disaster related risks and threatening situations utilizing basic disaster management concepts and indigenous knowledge” (US 251960)
“Establish and co-ordinate forums for disaster risk management in a specific environment” (US 251962)
Module 2 – Disaster risk assessment
“Conduct disaster risk assessment” (US 251967)
 Module 3 – Disaster risk reduction 
 “Develop and implement disaster risk reduction plans” (US 251964)
 Module 4 – Response and recovery 
“Implement disaster risk management principles in response, recovery, relief and rehabilitation activities (US 251966) 
Who should attend?
This phased approach training is designed for persons responsible for pro-actively and reactively managing risk in all working environments in both the public and private sectors. These include persons working as:
  • Disaster Risk Managers
  • Fire Fighters and Fire Safety Officers 
  • Emergency Response Personnel
  • Risk Managers
  • Safety Officers
  • Business Continuity Managers
The successful learner should be able to assist in the development of a disaster risk management plan relevant to their working environment, which includes the ability to:
Define and explain concepts related to disaster risk management 
Establish arrangements for the integrated execution of disaster risk management activities, making use of disaster management advisory forums 
Apply risk assessment methodology using mapping and quantitative techniques to identify priority risks, and interpret risk profiles to make high level recommendations for risk reduction strategies
Develop and implement integrated disaster risk management plans in consultation with other relevant role players and stakeholders 
Develop and implement integrated response and recovery plans for priority risks, including early warnings, contingency planning, disaster assessments, relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts.

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