Sitting in the Hot Seat : Leaders and Teams for Critical Incident Management
Rhona FlinISBN: 0471957968; 9780471957966;
Crisis management is an area of activity which has been propelled to the forefront of the management agenda as a consequence of a number of recent incidents. Increasingly, the responsibility for taking command in an emergency is being placed on senior managers in charge, not only of well-known high-risk sites such as oil rigs and chemicals plants, but also of places where the public have a right to expect to be safe. The bombings of the World Trade Center in New York and of Manchester city centre, and the Hillsborough disaster ? each called on the skills and courage of people in a suddenly high-risk and high-profile situation. These are internationally memorable incidents ? but every day there are non-routine critical incidents which call on the skills, and test the training, of emergency professionals and "ordinary" managers alike. How are they prepared for the task? How are they trained? How are they monitored? Increasingly, the responsibility of individuals who are...