The paper 'High Rise Incident at Harrow Court" is a good example of a management case study. Through the progress of facts, details and technicalities, the paper will then reach a conclusion regarding the analysis carried out. This conclusion will summarize the features of the analysis so as to depict an accurate picture of the incident command system and risk assessment principles in the case of the Harrow Court High Rise incident. Incident Command System: Features and Implementation Also known as the ICS, an Incident Command System comprises of a variety of aspects as follows: Hazard Management Concept applied to any and every situation; Reduces the potential for miscommunication during emergencies; Flexible and measurable response organization; Consists of people from various agencies; Federalized management protocol for emergencies. (Source: National Response Team) The following is a basic organization chart followed by the incident command system: (Source: www. wikipedia. com) The organization chart as depicted above can be summarized according to the following levels of command as used by the Scotland Yard as developed by the UK Metropolitan Police in 1985: Gold: plays a strategic role in the planning process; Silver: plays a tactical role in the executive and decision-making process; Bronze: plays an operational role of carrying out decisions in the executive process. (Source: National Response Team) In this case, the structuring of an incident takes place on the basis of sectorisation.
This secotorisation is a matter of creating unity in command, objective-based management as well as the flexible organization of men and resources. Sectorisation depends on resources: Water Decontamization Logistics HazMat Marshalling (Source: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service) In this regard, there are a variety of responsibilities that are undertaken at various levels in the line of command. These are as follows: Sector Commander: is in charge of various sectors and taking decisions regarding resource utilization in each of the same. Operations Commander: is in charge of taking care of a particular line of operations in the executive chain. Incident Commander: can be divided into a single incident, unified incident, or area command depending on the scale and requirement of the incident.
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