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Emergency management training for departmental Silver Teams

The following desktop exercise scenarios were created by the University's Security Office for use by Silver Teams across diverse departments. The exercises may be tailored for departments' own purposes. As well as containing scenarios to use, they provide general guidance on emergency management.

To make best use of the exercises, a facilitator should take the Silver Team through the scenario, first setting the scene and then introducing new events as if they were unfolding in real time. Following each new event or piece of information the Silver Team should consider how to respond. A de-brief to reflect on lessons learned should be carried out after the exercise.

For more information and advice on using the exercises, please contact the Contingency Planning and Compliance Officer, Dave Corcoran (email

Silver Team site (restricted access)