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Incident Management


Nau mai, haere mai – Welcome to Ammonia Emergency Management.

We practice incident mitigation every single day at work, putting on safety boots and Hi-Viz. Completing permits to work, and JSA's have all become a subconscious ritual, and quite rightly so. However, emergency response and business recovery are not practiced or tested anywhere enough in comparison -opening an emergency response plan during an actual incident should not be the first time it is put to use.

When the loss of containment of Anhydrous Ammonia occurs, making the right calls in the first few minutes can heavily impact the outcome of the situation - this can often mean the difference between financial losses, environmental damage, serious injury or life, and death.

The content of this course includes key emergency response elements, focusing on the Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) and Incident Management Team (IMT) duties during an applied incident specific TARP™

Trigger Action Response Planning (TARP™) is a CIMS-based Emergency management solution developed in collaboration with New Zealand Mines Rescue that allows businesses to manage hazardous substance emergencies. TARP™ employs; risk-based, legislatively compliant triggers for activation, standardized process maps, and scalable duty cards to maintain optimum situational awareness and a clear interface between all stakeholders during an emergency.


This course's objective is to develop a level of confidence and competency for leadership roles to appropriately manage the loss of containment from an Ammonia Refrigeration system or cylinder.

Through a combination of activities, people accredited with this course are able to demonstrate knowledge of the following topics:

- Emergency definitions
- Consequences
- Case study
- Planning
- Management
- Discovery
- Assessment
- Activation
- Survival
- Control
- Sitreps
- Initial Action Plans
- Scenario Building
- Stress testing
By the end of this course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of a CIMS-based Emergency Management System and how to apply the format in real-world situations.


Refrigeration Technicians, Plant Operators, Health and Safety Professionals, Emergency Responders, Facility Management, PCBU


None. It is recommended that participants have existing refrigeration competencies.


This course will require on average 8 - 16 hours. - It is recommended to set aside 2 hours per day.


The module is designed like a standard website with text, video, and audio. To start the presentation simply select a topic and begin scrolling through, following the guides that may include navigation to alternate URL’s or interactives. Your progress will be automatically saved as you successfully complete each topic. The course is self-guided, and you are free to move forward or backward at your discretion.

Once you are satisfied that you understand the content of each topic you can attempt the assessments. You must score above 80% to achieve competency.


Electronic – 10 Question multichoice
1x Scenario-based assignment




This course module is intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not assess practical competency for refrigeration interference work. The information contained in this course should not be relied upon as a substitute for individual qualification and assessment of skills and experience.

The course module does not endorse or recommend that individuals engage in refrigeration interference work without proper supervision or without having the necessary qualifications and skills. Any individuals who choose to engage in refrigeration interference work without proper supervision or qualifications do so at their own risk and liability.

Gauge Refrigeration Management Ltd assumes no liability for any damages or injuries that may occur as a result of individuals engaging in refrigeration interference work without proper supervision or qualifications. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that they are qualified and competent to engage in this type of work, and to follow all relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever