Mass Casualty Event Responder (MACER)

Mass Casualty Event Responser (MACER) course

The Mass Casualty Event Responder MACER Programme is designed to prepare Zero Responders to bridge “the care gap” and become a vital component part of Emergency Response Planning & Resilience for areas of high occupancy in the UK. The programme incorporates training, equipment, and clinical governance.


It is widely recognised that staff who work and operate in and around areas of mass occupancy, such as sports stadia, public transport hubs and retail real-estate, will be the first people on hand to deliver immediate life-saving skills when a major incident occurs on site.


Basic first aid is no longer considered to be an adequate level of training for staff members who work in these areas, due to the risk and hazards they will unfortunately face, and the likely injuries that are often associated with major incidents.


The MACER programme has been designed to bridge the gap to ensure staff operating in these areas are prepared to deliver important lifesaving interventions. The MACER course is  normally held on client’s own premises, and delivered in a single day by experts who really know their subject. The emphasis is on skills development, backed by sound theory / knowledge.


Aim of this course

The intended audience for the MACER course may include :-

  • Retail and Event Sector personnel
  • SIA Security Team Members
  • Stadium Support Service Staff
  • Public Transportation Operators.

MACER focuses upon providing participants with the knowledge, understanding and skills in :-

  • The application of the Ten Second Triage (TST) Tool
  • Immediate lifesaving interventions including major haemorrhage control and airway management
  • Priming effective planning
  • Preparation.

This leads to high performing team members, who improve patient outcomes when responding to any emergency situation that may occur.

Course delivery

The MACER course is  normally held on client’s own premises, and delivered in 1 day by experts who really know their subject. The emphasis is on skills development, backed by sound theory / knowledge,

Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded both MACER and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificates, both of which are valid for 3 years.

Summary of syllabus

The course syllabus places emphasis on :-

  • Introduction to the MACER basic algorithm, equipment & terminology
  • Catastrophic bleeding management
  • Basic airway management techniques
  • Triage – Utilising the TST tool
  • Basic Life Support (CPR, AED, choking, recovery position)
  • Scenario based training
  • PAcT kit application

It also includes EFAW elements such as :-

  • Accident Management
  • DRSABCD
  • CPR
  • AED
  • Secondary Survey
  • Unconscious Casualty
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • Bleeding Control
  • Shock
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Heart Attacks

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