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PoliciesSafety and welfareSchool safety and security ‹ Emergency and Critical Incident Management
Application: Mandatory
Effective: 29 November 2011

Emergency and Critical Incident Management


2 Background

Emergencies and critical incidents can vary significantly in duration. Some will be discrete and short in duration others may be protracted and last for days or weeks.

Effective emergency management involves coordinated actions based on line management principles and designated responsibilities. This will:

  • reduce the likelihood of emergencies and critical incidents;
  • minimise the impact on students, staff and site activities; and
  • facilitate the return of the site to normal operations as soon as possible.

Management of emergencies and critical incidents will involve consideration of:

  • prevention and mitigation of;
  • preparedness for;
  • response to;
  • recovery from; and
  • review of emergencies and critical incidents.

Emergency and Critical Incident Management

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