Disaster Management Course

What is Disaster?

A Disaster is a serious disruption of a community, society or enterprise operations involving widespread human, material, and economic or environmental losses, which exceeds the ability of the affected community/society/enterprise to cope with utilizing its existing resources. In many cases, disaster is a sudden accident, man-made or a natural catastrophe that induces high damage or loss of life.

What is Disaster Management?

Disaster management is the creation of plans through which communities/enterprises reduce vulnerability to risks and cope with disasters. Disaster management does not prevent or reduce the threats instead; it focuses on creating plans to reduce the effect of disasters. Disaster Management is both proactive before the incident or can be aimed at mitigating losses during and post disaster occurrence. It is also known as Emergency management. Disaster Management is the organization of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies, preparedness, response, and recovery, to lessen the impact of disasters. Since the first to respond to a disaster are the people affected, it becomes imperative that they are duly trained in handling events of such large magnitude till supportive intervention is available from national authorities/ national organizations to respond.

Disaster management includes handling of events like acts of terrorism, industrial destruction, fire, natural disasters (such as earthquakes, hurricanes, flood, drought, cyclone) industrial accidents, public disorder, and communication failures.

Disaster Management Course

Disaster cannot be entirely avoided, but they can be predicted and planned. Appropriate measures can be pre-meditated to reduce the risk of potential disasters and to minimize their impact through well-prepared responses when disasters do occur.

ASTM provides a realistic and practical Disaster Management Course for corporates who want to train their employees on the skills of Disaster Management. Training methods are devised for the employees, keeping in mind, their everyday working environment. It is a straightforward and cost-effective training method. ASTM trains proficient and semi-skilled employees by using such training methods. Trainees achieve the confidence, practical knowledge and decision-making skills needed to resolve real-life incidents successfully. 

Some of the topics that ASTM teaches its students in a detailed and in-depth manner with relevant practical experience includes - Types of disasters, Location based potential risks of disasters, emergency response teams, rescue and relief works, planning and mock drills pre-disaster, coordination of different agencies, resource mobilization, and deployment.

The case study work introduces to learnings from the handling of past disasters and crises. It helps students in the understanding of disaster management and risk reduction strategies. Students or employees learn how to work with operational and planning teams at all levels, from local to global and to understand the practical levels of preparedness that can be achieved and maintained. They also learn to gain the ability to critically appraise existing plans and provide reasoned and well-founded suggestions for improvements.

More about ASTM Training Courses:

ASTM offers training to its students in a carefully engineered environment. The courses are specifically designed by educational experts and industry veterans in order to nurture the student's vocational skills and technical abilities. ASTM provides Vocational Skills training in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi/NCR, Bangalore, Patna, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ranchi, Lucknow, Bhopal, Indore, Lucknow, Allahabad and Kanpur regions. ASTM is also an approved training partner of National Skills Development Corporation and affiliated with Security Sector Skills Development Council(SSSDC), Electronic Sector Skills Development Council of India(ESSCI) and Retail Association Skills Council of India(RASCI).