Emergency Management Framework

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 21 hour course, no prerequisites

OHS pro­fes­sion­als are often called upon to lead an orga­ni­za­tion’s emer­gency man­age­ment team. Exam­ine case stud­ies and post-event reviews to learn about the four pil­lars of emer­gency man­age­ment – prevention/​mitigation, pre­pared­ness, response, and recov­ery – and explore the ways in which they inter­act in real-life sce­nar­ios. Under­stand how an emer­gency man­age­ment pro­gram is struc­tured as you work through the Cana­di­an Stan­dard for Emer­gency and Con­ti­nu­ity Management.
What you will learn

  • Explain the key aspects of each of the pillars of emergency management.
  • Relate how the pillars of emergency management are connected and work collaboratively.
  • Show how the requirements listed in the CSA Standard have been addressed or omitted when reviewing an organization's program or its response to an emergency event.
  • Use the CSA Standard Z1600-17 to build a basic emergency management and business continuity program.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.


Course duration
Feb 8, 2021Mar 6, 2021
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

21 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Bradley Andres

Your Instructor

Bradley AndresID: bradley-andres

Currently Director of Emergency Management Services for the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Brad Andres has extensive experience in safety and emergency management. He was a Safety Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force and later worked as an Emergency Management Officer for the Government of Alberta, where he was responsible for coordinating support from all government departments for communities that were impacted by emergencies and disasters such as pipeline breaks, flooding, and ice storms. In his current role, Brad makes sure that the department has the appropriate response plans in place, as well as staff trained and equipment ready to respond to any animal disease, crop pest, and food safety incidents and emergencies.

Class info
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until February 8, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
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  • Online delivery
  • 21 hour course, no prerequisites

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