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Incident Management Associates are dedicated to providing organisations
and individuals with assistance and ideas about improving
the human resource component and structures of their incident response
and emergency management systems. Available through this site is information
and contacts to assist you and your organisation to better prevent,
prepare, respond and recover from an incident, particularly through your
Not all incidents become emergencies, however all incidents are capable
of escalating to emergency status if the initial response by organisations
is not the correct one. Particularly from a non regulatory point of view,
incidents can include events leading to a loss of business continuity,
interruptions to production, collapse of business partnerships, circumstances
which disrupt communications, loss of confidence by external participants,
and many others.
The commercial environment is very different to the Government Agency
approach, primarily because there are different stakeholders involved.
For example, companies do not have the limited liability that is provided
to Emergency Service Officers under Crown Law. In a large company there
are numerous statutory compliance requirements; there are various stakeholders,
investors, owners, non government organisations, employees, and the local
community. There may also be joint venturers, shareholders, insurance
companies and customers.
of the circumstances, companies must deal with incidents that occur
as a result of the operations they manage and be prepared
for any unforseen event. They are required to consider (to a reasonable
extent) the risks that their particular operation generates and provide
systems to prevent incidents occurring or, to attempt to control them
if an incident does arise. Management of major emergencies is not the
core business of such companies nor are they expected, by authorities
and the community, to account for every foreseeable disaster that may
or may not occur in a conceivable time frame. They are required to
make reasonable judgements about the level of response they can provide.
can assist individuals and organisations to better develop incident
and emergency management structures and to build
competency profiles for key people in your system. We can also
assist you to cost-effectively assess your people against risk
or in-house competency standards and where appropriate establish
links with suitable training organisations.