Failure to develop effective incident commanders
Knowledge and understanding
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Understand all associated hazard knowledge.
An incident commander should possess the technical knowledge and command skills to underpin their judgements, decisions and behaviours. This section draws on research and incident ground observations that have helped identify the command skills necessary for incident commanders. Further information can be found in The Foundation for Incident Command.
The application of these skills on the incident ground is key to the implementation of a safe and effective operational plan. Services should have safe systems of work to support incident commander decision making at operational incidents to reduce the risk of human factors affecting safety.