Major Incident Planning and Support (MIP+S) Level 3

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Assessing Scene Risks and Conditions During Major Incidents

Overview of the Scene Risks

When assessing the scene, it's crucial to identify **risks and danger points** that could impact safety and operations.

Environmental Conditions

Consider **underfoot conditions** such as hardness, softness, wetness, or dryness, which can affect stability and safety.

**Loose ground and large rocks** pose significant hazards. Even small boulders, comparable to the size of a fridge, can cause serious injury and entrapment if dislodged.

Machine Safety and Operations

Evaluate the status of **machinery** on-site—whether parked, buried, running, or turned off. Analyse these factors to conduct a **dynamic risk assessment** on-site, crucial for maintaining a safe working environment.

Understanding the Hazardous Environment

The site features a variety of hazards, from **unstable machinery** to precarious **rock formations** on cliff edges, highlighting the inherent dangers of the environment.

Potential Hazardous Substances

Presence of **fuels, oils, and lubricants** can exacerbate risks, creating additional hazards that require careful management.

Impact of Weather Conditions

Monitor the impact of **rainfall** on the site. Erosion of soil and mud between rocks can destabilise the ground, increasing the risk of collapses and hazards.

Using Drones for Risk Assessment

Advantages of Aerial Surveillance

Deploying **drones** provides a safe method to conduct **risk assessment** in inaccessible or hazardous areas without endangering personnel.

Drone footage offers **real-time intelligence** on potential risks and the presence of casualties, guiding strategic decisions and operational priorities.

Integrating Drone Insights into Operations

Utilise drone data to inform **working plans** and strategies. If drone surveillance indicates no presence of casualties in a specific area, resources can be prioritised elsewhere, optimising response efforts.