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Infrarail seminars: Preparation for, and management of, emergency incidents

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On Tuesday 1 May at 14:30, Willie Baker, Emergency Incidents Specialist – The Emergency Planning College will be presenting Preparation for, and management of, emergency incidents.

The Emergency Planning College is the UK’s leading centre for emergency and crisis management, business continuity, public safety, crowd and spectator management, risk and contingency planning.

Now is not the time to relax, safe in the knowledge that emergency incidents on Britain’s railways are at are their lowest level, but it is the time to build on this success and ensure this achievement does not languish.

Willie Baker is a recently retired British Transport Police superintendent with an unrivalled background in planning for, and dealing with rail emergency incidents.

His planning, training and front line operational command experience began in the early 1980’s and includes the opening of the Midland Metro and the accidents at Paddington in 1995 through to and including Ufton Nervet in 2010.

At the Police Leadership College, Bramshill he delivered the critical incident training that was used by commanders involved in Grayrigg.

As well as leading on all emergency preparedness for the two most recently opened passenger railways in the world, Dubai and Makkah, he has advised the Chinese authorities following the high speed crash at Wenzhou in 2011.

Willie will draw on the resources, facilities and reputation of the Emergency Planning College, coupled with the operational and training experience of a senior police practitioner, to provide a unique introduction to the first class training that is focused, fit for purpose, and conducted by some of the most credible people in the world.


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