The Incident Control function includes:
- Overall responsibility for the management of all activities and personnel deployed to resolve the incident.
- Management of the interface with organisations and people working beyond the incident management structure, especially at the regional state levels.
- Management of the interface with organisations, communities and people affected, or likely to be affected, by the incident.
Incident Control Advisor
The Incident Control Advisor will act as a mentor to the Incident Controller. Personnel fulfilling this position will have extensive experience in emergency and oil spill management. The Incident Control Advisor will not make decisions for or on behalf of the Incident Controller.
The Operations function provides support for control of the incident through:
- Implementation of strategies to resolve the incident
- Management of all activities that are undertaken directly to resolve the incident
- Management of all resources (people and equipment) assigned to the Operations Section.
The Planning function provides support for control of the incident through:
- Evaluation and analysis of intelligence on the current and forecast situations, the preparation of options analysis, and development of potential incident objectives and strategies.
- Undertaking risk assessments.
- Preparation and dissemination of the plans that are to be used in controlling the incident.
- Provision of specialist and technical advice to the Incident Controller and the Incident Management Team.
- Collection and maintenance of information about the resources that are allocated to the incident.
- Provision of management support services.
This function provides the intelligence necessary to support decision making through:
- Collection of information on the current and forecast situation
- Processing of that information in timely, accurate and relevant intelligence
- Organising and displaying the intelligence in the form of Common Operating Picture so that it relevant and accessible.
Focusing these activities so that critical intelligence needs are met and a Common Operating Picture is shared to support decision making, planning and monitoring of the response.
The Logistic Function provides support for control of the incident through the obtaining and maintaining of:
- Human and physical resources