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Control measure
Command decision making

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Level 1

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Reaching a decision

Understand:

  • The decision making process

Intuitive decision making

Understand:

  • Intuitive, fast processes invoked without conscious thinking

Analytical decision making

Understand:

  • The reflective processes and conscious mental effort during situation analysis

Decision making in the operational context

Understand:

  • The process of decision making to resolve incidents and factors likely to influence it

Decision traps

Understand:

  • The thought processes that can lead to a situation going wrong and methods to avoid it

Decision control process and joint decision making

Understand:

  • The stages involved in operational decision making
  • The decision control process
  • Joint decision making

Factors that affect joint decision making

Understand:

  • The potential for differing perspectives and factors affecting decisions

Practical application

Tactical action Learning outcome

Select appropriate actions by applying the Decision Control Process to the information gathered avoiding decision traps

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Conduct intuitive and analytical decision making using the decision control process to assist

ARCHIVED Use the Joint Decision Model to co-ordinate an effective response at multi-agency incidents

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Cooperate with other responding agencies using the joint decision model

Identify the resources currently available to take immediate action and request those likely to be needed to deliver a full incident plan

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Assess the use of current incident resources and identifying all required internal and external resources to deliver the full incident plan

Instigate appropriate local, regional, national and international arrangements for assistance and support

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and instigate appropriate local, regional, national and international arrangements for assistance and support

Level 2

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Command decision making

Understand:

  • How to make decisions in an uncertain environment with competing demands and problems associated with numerous teams and multi-agencies

Reaching a decision

Understand:

  • The decision making process

Intuitive decision making

Understand:

  • Intuitive, fast processes invoked without conscious thinking

Analytical decision making

Understand:

  • The reflective processes and conscious mental effort during situation analysis

Decision making in the operational context

Understand:

  • The process of decision making to resolve incidents and factors likely to influence this

Decision traps

Understand:

  • The thought processes that can lead to a situation going wrong and methods to avoid this

Decision control process and joint decision making

Understand:

  • The stages involved in operational decision making
  • The decision control process
  • Joint decision making

Factors that affect joint decision making

Understand:

  • The potential for differing perspectives and factors affecting decisions

Practical application

Tactical action Learning outcome

Select appropriate actions by applying the Decision Control Process to the information gathered avoiding decision traps

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Conduct intuitive and analytical decision making using the decision control process to assist

ARCHIVED Use the Joint Decision Model to co-ordinate an effective response at multi-agency incidents

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Cooperate with other responding agencies using the joint decision model

Identify the resources currently available to take immediate action and request those likely to be needed to deliver a full incident plan

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Assess the use of current incident resources and identifying all required internal and external resources to deliver the full incident plan

Instigate appropriate local, regional, national and international arrangements for assistance and support

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and instigate appropriate local, regional, national and international arrangements for assistance and support