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May 25, 2021

Control measure - Situational awareness: Search for a missing person

Additional content added to reflect National Operational Learning regarding search

Tactical Action - Share and exchange information gathered about missing people with emergency responders and the fire control room

Language changed to improve clarity of prompt

Strategic Action - Provide incident commanders with the means to access relevant information at search incidents

Strategic action updated to add specificity

Strategic Action - Provide incident commanders with the means to access relevant information at search incidents

Strategic action updated to add specificity

Control measure - Gather information from the public and liaise with other agencies

Additional content added to reflect National Operational Learning regarding search


May 24, 2021

Tactical Action - Liaise and co-ordinate activity with other emergency responders, including police search advisers (PolSA) 

Updating language to add specificity of action

Tactical Action - Consider establishing a search sector with a search sector commander

New tactical action to encourage use of search sectors

Tactical Action - Cross-check records of people found against those of people still missing

Tactical action changed to expand use

Tactical Action - Record and appropriately share information about people found with emergency responders and relevant control rooms

New tactical action linked to Coordination of Search

Strategic Action - Participate in joint training and exercises with other agencies to improve interoperability at search incidents

Content changed to make strategic action clearer out of context

Tactical Action - Use the information gathered to develop and communicate a co-ordinated search plan

Changed to make tactical action clearer in Scenario

Tactical Action - Implement a co-ordination process for survival guidance being given by the fire control room

Added following NOL submission to highlight the need to coordinate survival guidance

Tactical Action - Share and exchange information gathered about missing people with emergency responders and the fire control room

Language changed to improve clarity


November 26, 2020

Control measure - Assess current and forecast weather conditions

Training guidance link updated


May 02, 2019

Control measure - Assess current and forecast weather conditions

Training guidance link updated


January 21, 2019

Strategic Action - Provide personnel with access to meteorological information, such as for example, the Met Office's ...


December 11, 2018

Strategic Action - ARCHIVED - Provide personnel with access to meteorological information, such as for example, ...


September 04, 2018

Tactical Action - Request and review up-to-date weather forecasts

Tactical Action - Access past, present and future weather information from sources such as the Met Office

Changes to content made following the database assurance review. All changes approved by CPO board 06/18. Assurance work completed by J Guthrie and M Hodges.

Strategic Action - Provide personnel with access to meteorological information, such as for example, the Met Office's ...

Strategic Action - Ensure that strategies are in place to enable timely communication of forecast weather conditions to operational personnel


April 03, 2018

Control measure - Tide timetables and water temperature charts

Control measure - Check river conditions

Control measure - Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI): Water rescue and flooding

Hazard - Inaccurate situational awareness: Water rescue and flooding


March 29, 2018

Control measure - Check river conditions

Hazard - Inaccurate situational awareness: Water rescue and flooding

Strategic Action - Work with partner agencies to identify and develop SSRI for water hazards in their area

Control measure - Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI): Water rescue and flooding

Tactical Action - Use available SSRI when working near, on or in bodies of water

Strategic Action - Make SSRI available to personnel using risk information systems

Control measure - Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI)


March 07, 2018

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Ascertain weather forecast to assist tactical planning

See tactical action - 18229 Access past, present and future weather information from Met Office systems (e.g. Hazard Manager) - OPS


December 12, 2017

Strategic Action - Liaise with local authorities/statutory resilience forums to develop multi-agency arrangements for search procedures

Local resilience forum changed to statutory resilience forum as agreed by OGG


October 04, 2017

Tactical Action - Use approved specialist volunteers, individuals or teams where mutual arrangements are in place

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 08-06-17

Tactical Action - Maintain rescuer safety whilst attempting shout, reach and throw methods

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 08-06-17

Tactical Action - Conduct an initial hasty search for casualties that may be easy to locate and rescue

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 08-06-17

Control measure - Avoid entry

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 08-06-17

Control measure - Avoid entry

Control measure - Avoid entry

Control measure - Make appropriate decisions for rescue or recovery

Realign images. Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 08-06-17


September 08, 2017

Hazard - Initial attendance and moral pressure to act