An Incident Management System (IMS) is essential to optimizing response times and efficiency, providing clarity in command and control, improving resource coordination and communications, and facilitating the cooperation and integration of responding organizations.
This document introduces the common elements of an IMS to stakeholders who may be called upon to work together to provide specific expertise, assistance or response resources during an emergency incident, including contractors, governmental entities and response agencies.
A well-designed and well-implemented oil spill exercise programme will enable personnel to simulate emergency response actions in a controlled, low risk setting providing the opportunity to assess, clarify and improve plans, responsibilities, and coordination.
This document is aimed at those persons responsible for ensuring that oil spill contingency plans are practised and verified, providing guidance on developing an exercise programme that is suitable for meeting an organization’s or facility’s requirements.
When an oil spill occurs, the health and safety of those affected, including the public and those responding to a spill, are of the highest importance.
This document focuses on the practical and technical safety considerations that need to be dealt with when responding to an oil spill. It aims to identify the principal health and safety issues when an oil spill occurs, their degree of severity and the practical steps to minimize the impact of the spill.