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Remote IMS300 for Expanding Incidents

This remote course will develop your preparedness in dealing with a large-scale incident as well as your tangible skills to manage an incident effectively and efficiently.

4 Days
IMS 300

Course details

Most incidents are small in nature and may not need a full IMS implemented to manage the incident itself, but in the event of an escalating or large incident, being familiar with a functioning IMS will support the in-field operations expediently. This remote course comprehensively looks at the fundamentals of incident management for expanding and large-scale incidents, focusing on roles and responsibilities, and the objective-led planning process to support field operations. 

Experience has shown that the use of a structured Incident Management System (IMS) is a critical success factor in establishing command and control in response to a major oil spill. IMS includes a modular organization that has pre-identified roles, responsibilities, reporting relationships and authorities necessary to manage an incident. IMS also includes a planning process necessary to ensure a direct link between the incident management objectives and response actions being taken in the field.

Is this course for me?

This remote course is ideal for those required to be a part of the incident management team (IMT) during an incident, highlighting the fundamental aspects of incident management and the roles and responsibilities covered within.

This course is suitable for all personnel that would serve in an incident command post/centre:

  • Command Staff
  • General Staff
  • Section chiefs
  • Task Force Leaders,
  • Strike Team Leaders
  • Division/Group Supervisors
  • Branch Directors
  • Multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations centre staff

What will I learn?

Effective incident management requires the ability to establish command and control – to move the management of the response from an initial reactive mode, to one where the scope of the incident is understood, appropriate response actions are being taken, and the outcome of the incident is being driven by a clear set of objectives to protect people and the environment.

This course will give you the knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Introduction to the IMS planning process
  • Integrated communications
  • Resource management
  • Incident Action Plan (IAP) preparation and approval
  • Demobilisation
  • Transfer of command
  • Termination of command


4 Days (3 days @ 6hrs for theory, 1 day Tabletop Exercise)

Course programme

Day 1

  • IMS Fundamentals Review
  • Introduction to the Planning Cycle
  • Initial Briefing and Response
  • Setting Command Objectives & Objectives Meeting

Day 2

  • Command and General Staff meeting
  • Operational Management
  • Preparation for the Tactics Meeting & Resource Management
  • Tactics Meeting
  • Preparation for, and conducting the Planning Meeting

Day 3

  • Incident Action plan preparation & approval 
  • Operations briefing
  • Access Ongoing Operations
  • Transfer of Command
  • Demobilisation & termination

Day 4

  • IMS Tabletop Planning Process Exercise
  • Rules for the Exercise
  • Scenario
  • Working around the Planning P / Preparing the Incident Action Plan
  • Reacting to the Scenario
  • Debrief

Preferred IT Platform: 

The Microsoft Teams training software is preferred, however, if it is not available to use please contact us to discuss other platforms.


Register your Interest
There are currently no sessions available for this course. If you would like to register your interest in taking this course in the future, please let us know.