INQ295

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Independent Review of the Extreme Weather Event South Australia 28 September - 5 October 2016 (SA)
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Recommendations for this Inquiry

INQ-ref REC-UID CODE SubCode SrcNUM Recommendation
INQ295 REC295-1335 E - Agency Organisation 12 - EM agency and authority Recommendation 62

Explore alternative emergency management models including the alternative model proposed above to establish a South Australian Emergency Management Office and State Relief and Recovery Office within the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission, to ensure that all the objects and gu

INQ295 REC295-1318 A - Responsibility 24 - Govt responsibility Recommendation 45

That the recommendation made following the Pinery bushfire, ‘to review control facilities at State, region and incident level’, be expanded to include all emergency services facilities that will be utilised for major incidents other than bushfire e.g.

INQ295 REC295-1317 A - Responsibility 25 - Inquiry, audit, lessons management and after action review Recommendation 44

Review representation in the State Emergency Centre including: a) determining if there is a more suitable functional support group e.g.

INQ295 REC295-1316 A - Responsibility 24 - Govt responsibility Recommendation 43

That the position of Deputy Director, Office for Digital Government is dedicated to the Office for Digital Government; and that people throughout DPC are identified and trained to perform appropriate roles within the State Crisis Centre

INQ295 REC295-1315 A - Responsibility 25 - Inquiry, audit, lessons management and after action review Recommendation 42

That a review of the role and effectiveness of the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) including: the legislative functions; membership including the chair; roles and responsibilities; and, SEMC Advisory Groups be undertaken.

INQ295 REC295-1314 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 41

That an Emergency Management Assurance Framework be established as soon as possible to support the emergency management arrangements and the State Emergency Management Plan. Consider establishing an Inspector General Emergency Management department or position.

INQ295 REC295-1313 E - Agency Organisation 16 - Training and behaviour Recommendation 40

That regular training and exercising is conducted for all State Emergency Centre participants including Liaison Officers.

INQ295 REC295-1312 A - Responsibility 24 - Govt responsibility Recommendation 39

That the Department of Education and Child Development be included as a member of State Emergency Management Council and represented in the State Emergency Centre.

INQ295 REC295-1311 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 38

That the State Emergency Management Plan be reviewed and updated including: a) a better description of the responsibilities of Hazard Leaders Page xx b) establish a mechanism for a hazard leader to identify systemic failures in coordination of their hazard, with a clear process to raise those iss

INQ295 REC295-1310 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 37

That additional guidance be provided in the State Emergency Management Plan regarding the activation, structure and operation of Zone Emergency Support Teams.

INQ295 REC295-1309 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 36

That members of Emergency Management Council ensure they are prepared to undertake their roles and responsibilities during emergency events, including establishing: a) contingencies for communication e.g.

INQ295 REC295-1308 A - Responsibility 24 - Govt responsibility Recommendation 35

That the Department of the Premier and Cabinet revise the ministerial documents relating to emergency management.

INQ295 REC295-1307 C - Response 20 - Role of police Recommendation 34

That, as with earthquake, SA Police be designated the Control Agency under the State Emergency Management Plan for black system events or other major power outages.

INQ295 REC295-1306 A - Responsibility 9 - Community education Recommendation 33

Develop practical policy outcomes to support resilience (e.g. the 72- hour model) and promote this broadly to community through media, awareness campaigns, policies etc.

INQ295 REC295-1319 A - Responsibility 24 - Govt responsibility Recommendation 46

That a single emergency service multi-agency control centre be established with sufficient capacity and capability to deal with all types of emergency incidents in SA. Also consider Police and State Emergency Centre.

INQ295 REC295-1320 F - Research and technology 17 - Assets and technology Recommendation 47

Review existing electronic information systems used by emergency services organisations and other government agencies, and: a) establish a single incident information system across the Emergency Services Sector (MFS, CFS and SES), and b) identify opportunities to consolidate incident information

INQ295 REC295-1321 E - Agency Organisation 16 - Training and behaviour Recommendation 48

Through the Emergency Management Workforce Project, identify and provide training and development for SA’s emergency management sector personnel (government agencies, and non-government agencies including volunteers).

INQ295 REC295-1334 D - Recovery 33 - Relief and recovery Recommendation 61

Conduct a review into South Australia’s arrangements for relief and recovery grant, Local Government Disaster Recovery Assistance Arrangements and Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangement claims, the review should include governance coordination and criteria for provision and processing o

INQ295 REC295-1333 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 60

Develop a State Relief and Recovery Plan as a distinct part of the State Emergency Management Plan which should include: a) potential locations for suitable facilities for relief and recovery centres which: are in locations safe from hazards such as flooding and bushfire; and, have appropriate ac

INQ295 REC295-1332 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 59

Develop a Disaster Waste Management Plan to form part of the State Emergency Management Plan which describe participating agencies and responsibilities for various aspects of waste management during and after emergencies.

INQ295 REC295-1331 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 58

Task South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission with further developing the Emergency Alerts capability across government agencies including to: a) establish and maintain a centralised training program for emergency alert initial and refresher training.

INQ295 REC295-1330 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 57

Update the Public Information Functional Support Group Plan to include: a) standards, outputs, systems and processes required to be used by control agencies and the Public Information Functional Support Group during emergencies b) guidance on the public information cycle through the prevention, p

INQ295 REC295-1329 C - Response 8 - Communications and warnings Recommendation 56

Review and update Part 3, Annex C, of the SEMP ‘Public Information and Warnings’ to: a) clarify the role and responsibilities of the Public Information Functional Support Group and control agencies in relation to public information b) define requirements and processes for liaising with the commun

INQ295 REC295-1328 A - Responsibility 25 - Inquiry, audit, lessons management and after action review Recommendation 55

Update the SEMP Part 3, Annex F ‘Debriefs’ to provide more guidance regarding the types of debriefs, when they are required to be undertaken and at what level and guidance for undertaking and recording debriefs, and implementing lessons identified.

INQ295 REC295-1327 A - Responsibility 25 - Inquiry, audit, lessons management and after action review Recommendation 54

Establish a lessons management capability across the SA emergency management sector to collect, analyse and track lessons identified during debriefs and reviews following events and other sources such as interstate and oversees reviews and inquiries.

INQ295 REC295-1326 C - Response 14 - Incident Mgt Teams Recommendation 53

Establish a State-wide resourcing capability to support incident management teams, regional coordination centres, zone emergency centres, relief centres, recovery centres and State control centres.

INQ295 REC295-1325 E - Agency Organisation 12 - EM agency and authority Recommendation 52

Review and reinstate the State Emergency Management Training Officer and State Emergency Management Planning Officer (capability development) positions to operate with a broad, strategic and leadership focus.

INQ295 REC295-1324 E - Agency Organisation 16 - Training and behaviour Recommendation 51

Establish a State incident management and emergency management training capability which provides for: a) consistent training across the State b) personal development and endorsement processes for roles c) identification, recruitment and development of personnel from other government agencies; an

INQ295 REC295-1323 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 50

Review and update the role, function, workload and focus of the groups/committees that contribute to incident management and emergency management capabilities including the State Emergency Management Training Committee, Interagency Incident Management Sub-Committee and the Central Exercise Writin

INQ295 REC295-1322 E - Agency Organisation 12 - EM agency and authority Recommendation 49

Consider opportunities to identify synergies between the incident management systems used in SA being the, Australasian Interservice Incident Management System (AIIMS) and ICCS Plus. This might include joint training and exercising in roles that are common across both systems.

INQ295 REC295-1305 C - Response 18 - Access to fire ground Recommendation 32

That the annexure to the State Emergency Management Plan, ‘Traffic management during emergencies’, be updated to include: responsibilities and processes for road closures; and, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure requirements in regards to provision of road closure information, n

INQ295 REC295-1304 C - Response 20 - Role of police Recommendation 31

That SA Police, as the control agency for search and rescue, and State Emergency Service who have the responsibility for providing search and rescue services under the State Emergency Management Plan, develop a swiftwater rescue capability plan that describes key swiftwater risk locations, roles

INQ295 REC295-1287 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 14

That the glossary of terms in the State Emergency Management Plan be reviewed to ensure all relevant language is included. All agencies need to ensure the use of clear communication and accurate use of terminology, including in describing the status of critical services e.g.

INQ295 REC295-1286 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 13

That the Attorney General’s Department consult with local government regarding potential for them to provide logistical support associated with backup power supply to SA Government Radio Network towers in the event of an emergency.

INQ295 REC295-1285 C - Response 7 - Inter-agency communication Recommendation 12

Identify, document and communicate contingency arrangements and procedures for emergency services in the event SA Government Radio Network paging is turned off to conserve power, or other loss of paging capacity.

INQ295 REC295-1284 E - Agency Organisation 16 - Training and behaviour Recommendation 11

Deliver consistent and regular training in the use of the SA Government Radio Network to all users to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the network in times of emergency e.g. reduce the issues associated with network busy signals.

INQ295 REC295-1283 C - Response 7 - Inter-agency communication Recommendation 10

Consider bringing other agencies onto the SA Government Radio Network, in particular, Department of Education and Child Development and local government, to support more effective coordination and provide a reliable communications contingency during emergencies.

INQ295 REC295-1282 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 9

That the Office for Digital Government, in close partnership with telecommunications companies (e.g. Telstra, Optus, Vodaphone), develop a Control Agency Plan for Information and Communication Technology including mobile communications. The plan should consider:

INQ295 REC295-1281 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 8

In order to increase resilience and public safety during emergencies, the State Emergency Management Committee should request the Australia and New Zealand Emergency Management Committee to place on the agenda, and consider establishing a national position, on redundancies for mobile communicatio

INQ295 REC295-1280 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 7

That a State Plan be developed for managing the consequences of a black system event or other major power outage. The plan should include:

INQ295 REC295-1279 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 6

Install UPS on traffic lights on main Central Business District (CBD) and arterial roads to allow an effective movement of traffic during a loss of power.

INQ295 REC295-1278 C - Response 20 - Role of police Recommendation 5

That SA Police develop an evacuation plan for the Adelaide Central Business District (CBD) which includes:
a) a Traffic Management Plan to assist in the movement of persons and vehicles away from the CBD

INQ295 REC295-1277 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 4

That the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure review their Business Continuity Plan to:
a) minimise the loss of public transport services
b) ensure ongoing fuel supply

INQ295 REC295-1276 A - Responsibility 25 - Inquiry, audit, lessons management and after action review Recommendation 3

That SA Health undertake a review of their emergency management arrangements.

INQ295 REC295-1275 D - Recovery 33 - Relief and recovery Recommendation 2

That SA Health, develop an emergency plan to manage an extended power outage or black system event which, in addition to the requirements outlined in recommendation 16:

INQ295 REC295-1288 A - Responsibility 24 - Govt responsibility Recommendation 15

That Attorney General’s Department explore options to overcome fatigue and welfare issues of SAGRN staff associated with emergency events of extended duration.

INQ295 REC295-1289 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 16

That SA Police, emergency services, health facilities, utility providers and other key service providers, review their Business Continuity Plans giving consideration to factors such as: a) identification of: business critical needs; essential services power requirements; back-up power requirement

INQ295 REC295-1290 E - Agency Organisation 32 - Doctrine, standards, and reform Recommendation 17

Continue development of the Damage Assessment Support Plan to:
a) integrate data produced from Control Agency Stage One
Assessment into the Stage Two Assessment
b) develop a capability to undertake Stage Four Assessments which

INQ295 REC295-1303 E - Agency Organisation 16 - Training and behaviour Recommendation 30

That the State Emergency Service be provided with resources to enable them to deliver swiftwater awareness training to all first responders including emergency services, SA Police and council crews.

INQ295 REC295-1302 A - Responsibility 28 - Personal responsibility Recommendation 29

That the State Emergency Service together with the Local Government Association and Country Fire Service establish a plan for coordinated provision of sandbags to the public, including options for what is provided, where and when, and the process for effective communication of availability to the