Emergency Response Team (ERT) Skill Assessment Day

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The delegate will be able to:-

  • Understand the reasons for wearing correctly maintained  PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) meeting the requires standards
  • Demonstrate correct and safe use of ERT (Emergency Response Team) equipment
  • Maintain and understand individual and group responsibility in testing and documentation compliance of all ERT equipment
  • Identify areas of compliance in terms of compliance and failure whilst also identifying improvement measures

Course Content:

  1. Registration and Introduction (including a safety brief)
  2. Correct PPE
  3. Course program (supplied on the day)
  4. Equipment spot check (operationally safe and fit for purpose)
  5. Dynamic risk assessment
  6. Major pump lifting from open water
  7. Major pump working from pressurised ring main
  8. Hose management (hose reel/lay flat)
  9. Fire ground hand signals
  10. Use of ground monitors
  11. Maintaining water supply
  12. Practical use of rescue stretchers
  13. Demonstrate correct hand over of an incident to other services
  14. Post incident considerations (including external and environmental considerations)
  15. Team working assessment and Team Leader where applicable

Recommended for: Fully trained Emergency Response Team members

Duration: 1 Day (0800 – 1600)

Certification: A certificate of completion will be awarded and Training Portfolio inserts/record of competency supplied

Cost: £200.00 per delegate (plus VAT) Min 6 – Max 8 delegates

2 Day Initial ERT Skills Assessment Course available for £420.00 per delegate (plus VAT) Min 6 – Max 8 delegates



  • Breathing Apparatus sets
  • Gas tight suits
  • Fire appliance
  • Manikin (for use in simulated rescues)
  • Your ERT company on-site location

Note: Due to the physical nature of wearing breathing apparatus, we request that no alcohol is consumed the day previous to the course; and candidates hydrate suitably during the course day.

Delegates will be required to be clean shaven ensuring maximum mask contact and minimum safety requirements are adhered to.

Delegates will also be required to complete a medical questionnaire prior to commencing training. Norfolk Safety CIC reserve the right to refuse training should a delegate fail to meet Health & Safety requirements or have a medical condition/issue that could result in potential difficulties when training. (Full charges could apply)




  • Duration: Full day (8 Hours)
  • Location: available at your premises


"It has made me more aware of potential hazards and alerted me to ones in my own home "

— Residential Childrens Practioner (Norfolk County Council) Fire Marshal Course

"..Well delivered + aimed well at our place of work. Course changed to suit our site (the Pier). Good to use the extinguishers and see how they felt. Good fun – even the test!! "

— Team Leader (Cromer Pier) Fire Marshal Course

"Very Good in-depth theory and practical.  Opened my eyes to a few things. It’s good to get practical experience as you are more prepared if an incident occurs "

— Assistant Manager (Thetford Light Cinemas) Fire Marshal Course

"Very supportive instructors with lots of knowledge. Made me feel at ease throughout the training. Food was also good. "

— Mechanical Engineer (British Sugar) Breathing Apparatus Refresher Course