Risk Assessment and Emergency Preparedness – CEU: 0.7

Course Overview

This one-day course explains Elements 7, 8 and 18: Risk Assessment, Risk Assessment Outcomes and Emergency Management of the Ministry of the Environment’s Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS) Guidance Document. These Elements are necessary requirements for the preparation of an Operational Plan, a pre-requisite for an application for a Municipal Licence for a drinking water system.

Terms such as Hazard, Hazardous Event, Control and Critical Control Point, Measure and Limit are defined. The course introduces the 4 components of risk: hazard, likelihood, consequence and detectability. Participants are instructed on how to perform a step-by-step risk assessment for a water system and how to prepare a risk assessment table.

The section on Emergency Management identifies emergencies and potential outcomes, explains how an emergency procedure is developed, states the training requirements for emergency preparedness, and explains the emergency contact requirements and the review and distribution of an Emergency Plan.

Target Audience

This course is for directors, managers and/or engineers of municipal drinking water systems, senior operators, project managers responsible for the implementation of DWQMS within drinking water systems and compliance officers within an operating authority.

Delivery Methods Possible

Classroom, On Site, Virtual

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Visit WCWC’s Drinking Water Resource Library for resources used in this course.   

Risk Assessment and Emergency Preparedness Course Resources

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