TECSA Academy: course program February 20-21, 2020, Rome

TECSA Academy, the division of TECSA S.r.l. dedicated to specialist training, it promotes the following courses in collaboration with Istituto Informa and EPC publisher:

  • Risk Management, 20 February 2020 – Rome;
  • Emergency planning and evacuation, 21 February 2020 – Rome.


Course description: Risk Management

Implementation of risk management on the basis of ISO 31000

Valid as an Update for RSPP, ASPP, Managers, Supervisors, Construction site safety coordinators (Legislative Decree 81/08 and subsequent amendments) and for the maintenance of the “Security Professional” and “DPO” Certifications issued by CERSA (8 training credits)

Regardless of the type, entity, size and complexity of an organization, the regulations of our country on safety (at work, fire prevention, relevant risks, data, food, quality, the environment) and more, increasingly require adoption organizational systems that include risk management, to be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the international technical standard ISO 31000.
This introductory course on risk management intends to provide the knowledge to ensure an effective implementation of the Risk Management process in organizations, as required by ISO 31000, also on the basis of the guidelines provided by ISO / TR 31004: 2013.
The concepts underlying ISO 31000 and the processes defined therein are illustrated, in order to provide a structured and recognizable approach to risk management that any organization can adopt in order to comply with the requirements of this international standard which represents the main point technical reference. The principles, structure and process of Risk Management are thoroughly analyzed, also providing real practical examples borrowed from the experience of the teachers.
Ample space is also dedicated to the discussion of some risk assessment techniques, a fundamental step for the creation and maintenance of an effective management system, chosen among those contemplated by the international guide IEC / ISO 31010, such as HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA , Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Event Tree Analysis (ETA – Events Tree), BowTie, Cost Benefit Analysis and others.

The course aims to provide:
– The notions on the principles and structure underlying Risk Management, in accordance with ISO 31000;
– The basic knowledge to implement the Risk Management process, in accordance with ISO 31000;
– An overview of some risk assessment techniques, foreseen by IEC / ISO 31010;
– Practical examples in different fields of application.

Course description: Emergency planning and evacuation

The process of defining the response to emergencies with examples and advanced applications in the field of Fire Safety Engineering and computer-assisted numerical simulation of exodus

Valid as an update for RSPP, ASPP, Employers, Managers, Supervisors and Coordinators for planning and execution of works (Legislative Decree 81/08 and subsequent amendments)

The internal emergency plan of a site is an essential tool in order to control and limit possible accidents related to the management of the site itself and the related infrastructures for the purpose of protecting occupants, the environment and assets. Since emergency planning (and any consequent evacuation) is a fundamental aspect of the set of measures put in place by the employer for the protection of the health and safety of workers, the most immediate regulatory reference is the Legislative Decree 81 / 2008. As far as the risk of fire is concerned, the requirements expressed both by the dedicated Ministerial Decree 10 March 1998 and those expressed by the fire prevention regulatory body, primarily the D.M. 3 August 2015.

The factors to keep in mind in compiling the emergency plan and to be included in the drafting of the same are:
– the characteristics of the places with particular reference to the escape routes;
– the fire detection and alarm system;
– the number of people present and their location;
– workers exposed to particular risks;
– the number of employees involved in the implementation and control of the plan as well as assistance for evacuation (emergency management, evacuation, fire fighting, first aid);
– the level of information and training provided to workers.

The plan, developed to include the fulfillment of all the above requirements, must be understood as an effective emergency response procedure that defines roles, responsibilities and tasks for each company function, with particular regard to those connected to reporting and dealing with a possible emergency. Its purpose is to deal with the events that may occur in an organized manner, implementing the necessary measures to minimize their effects and limit their damage to humans, the environment, assets and business continuity.

The course describes the principles underlying the process of defining a correct emergency response as a key element of an effective fire-fighting strategy, highlighting the importance of the human factor understood both as individual behavior and as social or collective behavior, also drawing starting from the numerous and forthcoming amendments to the Fire Prevention Code. The factors influencing the individual and collective response will then be discussed, also through examples, also presenting real cases regarding standard operating procedures as a response to the efficiency and safety management of an accident.

The course will focus on the human factor including hints for the estimation of response times (often used in the definition of the RSET, Required Safe Egress Time) and for the estimation of the probability of success of operations carried out in an emergency; going to highlight how these aspects must be taken into account in the risk assessment phase prior to the drafting of an effective plan.

With regard to emergency escape planning, detailed application examples based on fire safety engineering (FSE) will be shown using the Pedestrian Dynamics calculation code of Incontrol Simulation B.V. (NL).

The course aims to provide:
– The principles underlying the process of defining a correct response to the emergency;
– Basic knowledge for emergency evacuation planning, also with the aid of special calculation tools;
– Practical examples connected with organizations of various sizes and of different complexity.