Paul Blum

Paul is a Director and principal consultant of Devereux-Blum Training and Development Limited. Paul, nationally recognised as an expert in Emergency Management is skilled in ... 

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Sharyn Devereux-Blum

Sharyn Devereux-Blum, Director at Deverexu-Blum Training & Development Ltd

Sharyn is a Director and principal consultant of the company. Sharyn, a nationally recognised expert in Emergency Management is an experienced facilitator, trainer, teacher, consultant and coach who ... 

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Janice Laurenson

Janice is our Office Manager and works closely with both you, as the client and our trainers to ensure the training meets your needs.  Janice manages our administration, liaises with clients and ... 

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Lisa Stafford

Lisa is your first point of contact when you call our office.  As part of our administration team, Lisa works with and supports our trainers and team within the office.  Lisa will liaise with ... 

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Associates

We have a growing number of people internationally with specialist skills and experience in emergency management training, facilitation, ... 

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Linda Blum

Linda has 25 years of experience in designing, developing and delivering training. She set up her own training and development consultancy in 1985. Linda works with the team in an advisory role. She ... 

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Client Testimonials: Floor Warden

  • Really great course, very interactive and friendly presenters.  Nov 2020 Floor Warden
  • Very enjoyable, interactive, testing skills and new knowledge learnt. 
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Rescue Awareness

  • It was very practical and great to hear about ways to improvise in certain situations.  Ongoing Rescue October 2021
  • Wonderful environment to learn. 
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CIMS Training Testimonials

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  • I really enjoyed the course and Sharyn was a brilliant facilitator.  Thank you so very much.  CIMS 3 July 2022
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Domain – Workplace Health and Safety Management

Level Credits Unit Standard (US) Description
3 10 Credits 22318 Demonstrate knowledge of employer responsibilities in relation to drug and/or alcohol use in the workplace
4 12 Credits 22317 Demonstrate knowledge of drug hazard management in the workplace
4 25 Credits 5607 Implement workplace health and safety management requirements
5 10 Credits 5608 Manage workplace management health and safety
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Domain – Workplace Fire and Emergency Response

Level Credits Unit Standard (US) Description
2 3 Credits 16798 Take preventative measures against emergencies in the workplace
2 3 Credits 32158 Demonstrate basic knowledge of New Zealand’s  Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS)
4 4 Credits 16804 Conduct non-technical workplace audits on emergency equipment and systems
4 4 Credits 16805 Manage workplace emergency prevention processes
4 4 Credits 16809 Coordinate workplace emergency protection activities
4 7 Credits 16945 Analyse the fundamentals of human behaviour in fire conditions
4 2 Credits 29553 Demonstrate operational knowledge of New Zealand’s Coordinated Incident Management System functions and structure
4 3 Credits 29554 Apply operational knowledge of New Zealand’s Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS)
5 22446 Under Review: Perform the planning/intelligence function in an Incident Management Team (IMT)
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22447 Under Review: Perform the operations management function in an Incident Management Team (IMT)
5   22448 Under Review: Perform the logistics function in an Incident Management Team (IMT)
6 10 Credits 16810 Develop a Workplace Emergency Management Plan
6 15 Credits 22449 Manage an Incident Management Team (IMT) response
6 15 Credits 22450 Control and coordinate a multi-incident response
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Domain – Occupational Health and Safety Practice

Level Credits Unit Standard (US) Description
1 3 Credits 497 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements
2 3 Credits 17459 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe manual handling practices in the workplace
2 4 Credits 17593 Apply safe work practices in the workplace
2 4 Credits 19522 Undertake job safety analysis
2 2 Credits 21337 Demonstrate knowledge of sleep and sleep management in relation to work performance
2 6 Credits 22316 Demonstrate knowledge of the management of drug and/or alcohol-related problems in the workplace
2 4 Credits 25043 Lockout and reinstate machinery in the workplace
2 2 Credits 25046 Describe hazard identification and control, and apply risk assessment procedures under supervision in the workplace
2 3 Credits 25048 Handle dangerous and hazardous goods in the workplace
3 4 Credits 11961 Handle and store hazardous substances in the workplace
3 4 Credits 17585 Demonstrate knowledge of working safely in extremes of temperature
3 4 Credits 17586 Demonstrate knowledge of electrical safety in the workplace
3 4 Credits 17588 Apply for, accept, and carry out work according to a work permit in the workplace
3 6 Credits 17590 Issue worksite specific work permits
3 8 Credits 17591 Demonstrate knowledge of the prevention and management of Discomfort, Pain and Injury (DPI) in the workplace
3 4 Credits 17592 Identify the causes of back injury and methods to prevent back injuries in the workplace
3 3 Credits 17594 Demonstrate knowledge of hearing conservation in the workplace
3 8 Credits 17596 Demonstrate knowledge of safety observer responsibilities in the workplace
3 3 Credits 17600 Explain safe work practices for working at heights
3 4 Credits 17602 Apply hazard identification and risk assessment procedures in the workplace
3 3 Credits 18408 Demonstrate knowledge of fire and emergency warden duties in the workplace
3 4 Credits 18426 Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with confined spaces
3 3 Credits 20645 Describe the requirements of the HSNO Act 1996 relevant to approved handlers
3 4 Credits 20733 Demonstrate knowledge of safe storage and handling of hazardous substances in the workplace
3 8 Credits 21467 Store and handle workplace chemicals
3 4 Credits 25042 Prepare a workplace health and safety improvement plan using data analysis and productivity measures
3 4 Credits 25044 Wear and operate compressed air breathing apparatus in the workplace
3 4 Credits 25045 Employ height safety equipment in the workplace
3 2 Credits 25458 Perform urine specimen collection in the workplace for drug testing
3 4 Credits 25510 Operate an atmospheric testing device to determine a suitable atmosphere exists to work safely
3 2 Credits 29315 Describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace
4 4 Credits 15189 Implement a health and safety plan for a workplace
4 5 Credits 17589 Monitor, control and audit work permit systems
4 8 Credits 17595 Explain health and safety management requirements for contractors working on site
4 5 Credits 17599 Plan a confined space entry
4 6 Credits 17601 Produce an occupational health and safety incident investigation
4 4 Credits 18410 Manage hazard identification and control on plant and machinery
4 6 Credits 18411 Explain organisational injury management procedures
4 6 Credits 18412 Explain the requirements of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
4 5 Credits 19340 Explain the establishment and operation of a workplace health and safety committee
4 6 Credits 19341 Demonstrate knowledge of Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) studies in the workplace
4 5 Credits 19521 Explain the requirements of the Health and Safety in Employment (HSE) Act 1992
4 4 Credits 25511 Perform urine drug screening in the workplace
4 10 Credits 5616 Develop and implement a hazard management system for a selected business operation
4 15 Credits 5619 Conduct an occupational health and safety management systems audit for a selected business operation
4 6 Credits 6575 Develop occupational safety and health recommendations for improving ergonomic conditions
5 5 Credits 5618 Maintain standards of practice in an occupational health and safety practice
5 4 Credits 6988 Develop an occupational safety and health proposal for an ergonomics project
6 10 Credits 27243 Lead a Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) study in the workplace
6 20 Credits 5615 Develop systems for occupational health and safety management practice
6 30 Credits 5617 Facilitate hazard management in an occupational health and safety practice
6 30 Credits 5620 Evaluate occupational health and safety standards and practice
6 20 Credits 5621 Plan and evaluate programmes to promote occupational health and safety practice
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Domain – First Aid

Level Credits Unit Standard (US) Description
1 1 Credits 6402 Provide basic life support
2 1 Credits 25459 Provide first aid for young children
2 1 Credits 6401 Provide first aid
3 2 Credits 6400 Manage first aid in an emergency situation
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Domain – Fire and Rescue Services – Vegetation

Level Credits Unit Standard (US) Description
2 2 Credits 21417 Operate light portable pumps in a vegetation fire environment
3 3 Credits 14565 Use maps to locate and plan a navigation route to a vegetation fire
3 2 Credits 20399 Demonstrate knowledge of legislated responsibilities of Rural Fire Officers and a Rural Fire Authority
3 3 Credits 3285 Demonstrate knowledge of protection of personal safety at vegetation fires
3 3 Credits 3286 Control vegetation fires using dry fire fighting techniques
3 3 Credits 3287 Suppress vegetation fires with water and with water with additives
3 2 Credits 3288 Load water and additives for aerial operations at vegetation fires
3 3 Credits 3289 Carry out hand-operated ignition at prescribed vegetation burning operations
4 4 Credits 14556 Apply Fire Weather Index System data for fire reduction and readiness measures
4 3 Credits 14564 Demonstrate knowledge of the fire environment on vegetation fire behaviour
4 3 Credits 20398 Issue fire permits
4 4 Credits 3291 Lead a vegetation fire crew
4 3 Credits 3292 Lead heavy machinery operations for use at vegetation fires
4 4 Credits 3293 Lead ground support for air operations at vegetation fires
4 3 Credits 3294 Lead a prescribed vegetation burning operation crew
4 3 Credits 3299 Provide vegetation fire support services
5 6 Credits 10615 Investigate origin and cause of vegetation fires
5 5 Credits 14563 Supervise aerial fire suppression operations at vegetation fires
5 8 Credits 20396 Manage ground operations at vegetation fires
5 8 Credits 20397 Demonstrate knowledge of the legislated responsibilities of a Principal Rural Fire Officer
5 6 Credits 3290 Exercise initial response, command, and control for vegetation fire operations
5 6 Credits 3296 Manage prescribed vegetation burning operations
5 5 Credits 3304 Assess threat from vegetation fire
5 8 Credits 4648 Demonstrate knowledge of vegetation fire behaviour
6 8 Credits 3297 Manage air operations at vegetation fires
6 8 Credits 3300 Command vegetation fire incidents
6 10 Credits 4649 Apply knowledge of vegetation fire behaviour for fire management
6 10 Credits 4650 Carry out planning activities at rural fire operations
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Domain – Fire and Rescue Services – Structural and Industrial

Level Credits Unit Standard  Description
2 4 Credits 3283 Demonstrate knowledge of personal safety at fire and emergency incidents
2 2 Credits 3309 Carry out and report on inspections for fire and rescue risk planning
2 3 Credits 3310 Check hydrants and water supplies
3 4 Credits 16933 Describe the legislative process and the legislation empowering response to fire and emergencies
3 4 Credits 16936 Demonstrate knowledge of community risk management elements in fire and rescue services
3 5 Credits 16943 Identify principles of fire development in structures and compartments and smoke impact on people
3 4 Credits 16952 Apply salvage and overhaul techniques in fire and rescue services
3 6 Credits 20393 Enter and suppress fire in a fire-affected building
3 4 Credits 20394 Apply basic ventilation techniques to assist fire and rescue operations
3 5 Credits 23406 Provide first aid for trauma and medical emergency situations
3 4 Credits 25978 Demonstrate knowledge of rescue equipment and establish a rescue tool staging area
3 3 Credits 3312 Carry out decontamination procedures
4 6 Credits 14562 Perform specialist rescues in confined spaces
4 5 Credits 16934 Apply legislation in fire and rescue services
4 4 Credits 16937 Apply community risk management elements in fire and rescue services
4 5 Credits 16947 Practise casualty care in fire and rescue services during rescue and extrication activities
4 10 Credits 16949 Apply rescue techniques for the extrication of entrapped people from vehicle wreckage
4 6 Credits 20395 Wear and operate breathing apparatus in specialist emergencies
4 3 Credits 23407 Conduct drills for fire fighting crews
4 6 Credits 3305 Operate aerial appliances in emergency situations
4 8 Credits 3307 Demonstrate knowledge of elements of construction and loads in fixed and mobile property fires
4 7 Credits 3316 Service breathing apparatus equipment
4 4 Credits 4651 Demonstrate knowledge of structural fire behaviour
5 6 Credits 14898 Exercise initial command and control at fuel fires
5 10 Credits 16935 Review and apply operational instructions for fire and rescue services in terms of legislative requirements
5 10 Credits 16944 Apply knowledge of advanced fire development in structures and compartments
5 6 Credits 16948 Identify and control hazards in fire and rescue service operations at accident sites
5 10 Credits 16950 Control incident management activities at vehicle accident scenes in fire and rescue services
5 6 Credits 16951 Manage ventilation operations to assist fire and rescue operations
5 6 Credits 24612 Conduct an initial investigation into the cause of a structural fire
5 8 Credits 3284 Carry out community fire risk manager duties
5 6 Credits 3311 Exercise initial command and control at hazardous substance emergencies
5 7 Credits 3315 Carry out Incident Ground Safety Officer duties
5 10 Credits 3317 Exercise initial command and control at structure fires
5 6 Credits 4652 Explain principles of structural fire
6 6 Credits 10617 Exercise command at multiple crew emergency incidents
6 10 Credits 16938 Incorporate community risk management elements into fire and rescue services planning
6 15 Credits 16953 Substantiate, determine, and report on the cause of structural fires
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Domain – Civil Defence Operation

Level Credit Unit Standard Description
2 3 Credits 20473 Rescue casualties at ground level using Civil Defence general rescue techniques
2 2 Credits 22298 Protect personal safety and the safety of others at flood incidents
2 2 Credits 23692 Demonstrate knowledge of driving legislation and CDEM organisation’s standard operational procedures for driving
2 3 Credits 528 Demonstrate survival techniques for a Civil Defence emergency
2 2 Credits 7317 Demonstrate knowledge of the civil defence emergency management (CDEM) general rescue function
2 4 Credits 7332 Control the movement of people and vehicles at a specified location during a civil defence emergency
2 2 Credits 7334 Demonstrate knowledge of the functions and operations of Civil Defence Emergency Management
2 2 Credits 7335 Demonstrate knowledge of the role and powers of a controller in a declared emergency
3 3 Credits 20853 Demonstrate knowledge of the establishment and maintenance of a CDEM communications system
3 3 Credits 20854 Operate a Civil Defence Emergency Management communications system
3 4 Credits 22297 Provide initial response at flood incidents
3 3 Credits 23693 Navigate in urban and rural areas during a CDEM emergency
3 4 Credits 23694 Undertake storm damage operations in a CDEM emergency
3 3 Credits 23695 Provide companion animal welfare during a CDEM emergency
3 3 Credits 23696 Demonstrate knowledge of and provide support at a CDEM emergency operations centre (EOC)
3 3 Credits 7315 Process information during an emergency
3 4 Credits 7321 Process information during an emergency
4 3 Credits 23690 Conduct CDEM operational briefings and debriefings, and issue operational orders
4 6 Credits 23691 Drive civil defence emergency vehicles in operational situations
4 4 Credits 24500 Demonstrate knowledge of, and use, CDEM rescue equipment and techniques, and rescue casualties at height
5 5 Credits 7331 Manage the provision of resources to meet Civil Defence emergency demands
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Domain – Civil Defence Management

Level Credit Unit Standard Description
Level 2 2 Credits 23703 Demonstrate knowledge of the administration of a CDEM volunteer group
Level 4 6 Credits 23697 Plan, manage and evaluate CDEM exercises
Level 4 8 Credits 23698 Demonstrate knowledge of leadership theory and use it in CDEM situations
Level 4 5 Credits 23702 Coordinate and manage spontaneous volunteers during a CDEM emergency
Level 4 3 Credits 7319 Manage mass casualty triage in a civil defence and emergency management (CDEM) emergency
Level 4 5 Credits 7325 Establish a Civil Defence Emergency Management section
Level 4 5 Credits 7327 Coordinate a Civil Defence emergency response for a community
Level 4 5 Credits 7330 Supervise a welfare centre during an emergency
Level 5 6 Credits 23701 Develop training and support programmes, and recruit, appoint, and manage CDEM volunteers
Level 5 4 Credits 7322 Produce a Standard Operating Procedure for a Civil Defence Emergency Management organisation
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Domain – Civil Defence Emergency Management Response

Level Credit Unit Standard Description
Level 2 3 Credits 26386 Describe New Zealand’s hazardscape and its management
Level 2 3 Credits 7336 Demonstrate knowledge of welfare centre functions during an emergency
Level 3 2 Credits 26608 Describe the process for declaring, extending, and terminating a state of emergency
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Measuring Preparedness – Do You Know

Preparedness is key in building organisational resiliency.  Measuring Preparedness is an important planning consideration.  Do you know…..

How you measure you are prepared?

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Testimonials

As a Category 1, NZQA Training Provider, Devereux-Blum Training & Development Ltd is dedicated to excellence. The following comments represent feedback from Training Managers ... 

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Experience

Sharyn and Paul have over 22 years experience in the Emergency Management sector including:

  • Coordinated Incident Management Systems to level 6
  • Developing and tailoring training packages

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Our Mission

Devereux-Blum Training & Development’s Mission is:

To deliver quality training, facilitation, consultancy and coaching that meets the needs of people, organisations and communities in an ethical, timely and professional manner.

To be a leading Training Provider in training and facilitation, consultancy and coaching with a particular focus on:

  • Emergency Management

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Networks & Affiliations

Devereux-Blum Training & Development has affiliations and networks with many organisations. We have a growing number of people internationally ... 

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