Hazard Failure to transfer information
The transfer of information between single and multi-agency responders is key in ensuring a full appreciation of the situation and the circumstances specific to the incident or emergency.
A successful transfer of information will lead to a clear understanding of hazards and risks, operational tactics, control measures and procedures being employed.
Misinformation or a breakdown in communication can lead to unsafe systems of work, and unco-ordinated or ineffectual activities being implemented, thus resulting in a failure to achieve priorities and objectives. It can also lead to inefficient use of resources in the operational plan.
Detailed knowledge and guidance can be found in:
- The Foundation for Incident Command
- National Operational Guidance: Incident command
- The Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP)
Knowledge and understanding
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