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Major Emergency Management Initial Response (MEMIR) for Renewable Energy (Wind) Training Standard

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 9257

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for personnel who are either designated as being in charge of, are members of, or provide support to an emergency management team in an emergency.

What does this Product cover?

This Product is to equip personnel with formal training in command, control, communications and stress-related factors in the management of major emergencies, in a simulated environment.

The objectives of the MEMIR for Renewable Energy (Wind) Training are that learners will be able to:

(a)Understand the key factors of preparing for, responding to, and maintaining control throughout the development or escalation of an emergency situation in the Renewable Energy industry

(b)Learn how to manage communication, emergency-related information and put into place predetermined plans at the point when the emergency alarm has been raised, to the point when the emergency manager is assured that the emergency is over.

(c)Understand how stress can impact on individuals and team performance during emergencies.

(d)Have the opportunity to role-play as the emergency manager in a minimum of two specific types of emergency scenarios. This is a key element of the training programme and is backed up by constructive feedback from the course instructional team.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for the MEMIR for Renewable Energy (Wind) training.

Medical entry requirements

Training and/or assessment activities contained within this Product may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be capable of participating fully.

Therefore, OPITO-approved Centres are required, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises the learner undergoes medical screening by completing an appropriate medical screening form provided by the OPITO-approved Centre

The OPITO-approved Centre shall keep a record of the learner’s declaration of fitness in accordance with their document control policy(s) or procedures.

This information, along with summary details of the type of physical activities the learner will be asked to perform, will be given to learners by the OPITO-approved Centre and, if applicable, to their sponsoring company as part of the joining instructions. The responsibility for declaring any current or pre-existing medical conditions that could have adverse effects to the individual’s state of health while undertaking the training and/or assessment activities lies with the learner and/or company sponsoring the learner.

Where doubt exists regarding the fitness of any learner, the OPITO-approved Centre should direct the individual to consult a medical officer familiar with the nature and extent of the training.

Note: Practical exercises should be designed and delivered solely to meet this Product, and must not place on the learners any demands other than those required to meet the Product.

Product Achievement Requirements

To achieve the Major Emergency Management Initial Response (MEMIR) for Renewable Energy (Wind) Training the learner will need to complete the 2 mandatory units.

Guided Learning Hours

23 hours

What could this Product lead to?

Emergency Coordinator for Wind Competence Assessment


There is no expiry date for the OPITO approved Major Emergency Management Initial Response Training certificate.

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