PlanB Consulting

Incident Management Training for Teams

Designed to assist and teach teams the essential skills and techniques required for managing an incident effectively

Incident Management Training is designed to assist and teach teams the essential skills and techniques required for managing an incident effectively and ensuring that it is successfully resolved.  High profile incidents such as the Deepwater Horizon (BP incident in the Gulf of Mexico) have shown the consequences of poor incident management. You may believe that your organisation has an excellent plan in place but does your staff have the required skills to implement it effectively?

This training is aimed at team levels – Strategic (gold), Tactical (silver) and Operational (bronze). Subjects covered throughout the duration of this training can be tailored to the requirements of each team depending on their specific roles and responsibilities. Each of the training days has a strong interactive element to it and all participants will be given several opportunities to practise the skills they have acquired throughout their training. The materials and techniques used throughout are based on best practice and many of the techniques taught are used by the government, military and emergency services to train their senior managers in how to respond to incidents.

PlanB Consulting offers either a half-day or a full day training course.

Syllabus

We use an incident management model for all of our incident management training.  Each elements of the model will be taught on both the full and half day course. On the full day course, there is more opportunity to look at each element in more depth.

Depending on the particular team, the emphasis on each of the elements will vary; for example, a strategic team’s emphasis could be on communications and reputation management while for an operational team the focus may be on the team working element.


01

Invocation
Invocation covers the identifying of incidents, the different types of incidents and when would your organisation invoke their plan. A discussion is facilitated during which a number of different incidents are covered such as where the loss of an asset has occurred and also an event where reputation has been affected. The aim is to detect and discuss which incidents would have a major impact on your organisation and cause you to invoke your plan.

02

Team working
This covers where the team would meet and the facilities the team would need for managing an incident. It also looks at how incident team meetings would be conducted, how the team would interface with other teams (known as battle rhythm), implement their plan and how the team would monitor its tasks, recovery actions and activities.

03

Decision Making
PlanB Consulting has developed its own decision-making model based upon the Police National Decision Making Model. This section looks at situational awareness, identifying the key issues associated with the incident, setting objectives and the implementation of the decision-making model.

04

Information Management
This section looks at the managing of the information during an incident and ensuring that key information is identified. It covers the use of administration personnel to help manage incident boards, using CRIPs (Commonly Recognised Information Picture), the logging of information, the legal aspects of incidents and the use of defensible decision making.

05

Communications and Reputation Management
Communicating with the relevant parties in a timely and efficient way using the most appropriate media is one of the more important activities that the team will carry out during an incident. This section looks at all aspects of managing communications during an incident. The syllabus covered depends on the level of the team undergoing the training. For strategic teams developing a communications strategy, this would entail developing the organisation’s “message” of the incident, the use of social media and the use of interfacing with the media. For operational teams, the course would concentrate on communicating with key interested parties and adopting the organisation’s “message” for onward communication to staff, customers and anyone else they are responsible for communicating with.

06

Training on your plans
If you have plans in place already we can train your staff on how to implement your existing plans.

Who should attend

Incident management training is suitable for all employees, specifically those with a role in an incident team. This course will equip delegates with the skills and techniques required for successfully managing an incident. The day’s training can be tailored to the particular needs of your organisation and for those involved. 

Duration and Cost

PlanB Consulting offers this training for a full day or a half-day session.  PlanB Consulting can carry out 2 half-day sessions in a day and up to 12 students can attend any session. The fee is available on request.

If you would like the session bespoke to your organisation’s particular needs or the skill level of your incident management staff; PlanB Consulting will spend time with you in order to do this.  We will learn about your organisation, review its plans and its business continuity systems and teach you how to utilise them effectively. A one-off fee will be charged on a day rate depending on the amount of tailoring you may require and this fee may be waved is a number of courses are booked.

Types of training

PlanB Consulting has delivered a wide variety of different types of incident training. These have included:

  1. Crisis management and crisis communication training for the senior managers of a government science agency
  2. For the last five years, we have delivered a series of day-long incident management training courses for DHL Managers 
  3. Training for the senior management team of a trading organisation in Norway and a Bank in Luxemburg
  4. Bespoke training for staff who would have to deal with telephone calls from the relatives of staff involved in an incident
  5. Development of a two-day training course for the Duty Managers of an organisation involved with railway maintenance who would respond to an out of hours incident 
  6. Training for the business continuity coordinators of a local authority 
  7. Training for the emergency response team of a pharma company who store large amounts of chemicals on their site
  8. Multiple courses for different organisations on how to respond to a cyber breach
  9. A two-day training course for the duty managers of a railway maintenance company to enable them to manage the scene of an incident or accident on the railway
  10. Incident management skills for the crisis teams of multiple Housing Associations

In all cases, the courses were bespoke to the requirements, the risk profile, terminology, plans and specific requirements of the organisation. If you have a training requirement we can bespoke it to your needs.

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