WHAT IS AIIMS?
The Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (AIIMS) is the incident management doctrine adopted by all Australasian fire and emergency services. AIIMS 2017 was informed by the research findings from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), and a range of other research institutions.
AIIMS provides a common incident management framework, process and procedures enabling the seamless integration of activities and resources. The system is both flexible and scalable. It can be applied equally to both small and brief responses through to large, complex and protracted incidents. There are approximately 300 organisations which have adopted AIIMS within Australia.
INDUSTRY AND COMMERCIAL BENEFITS
For private and public sector organisations, adopting AIIMS ensures their procedures and systems are compliant and compatible with systems of work used by the fire and emergency services, leading to a common understanding of each other’s terminology, approaches and objectives. AIIMS strengthens the ability of fire and emergency services to support the necessary sector organisations during emergencies with confidence, assurance and resilience.
Recognised benefits within industry have been:
- Minimisation of business disruption
- Improved Employer Duty of Care (WH&S)
- Interoperability between member organisations
- Audit and risk assurance
- Provision of leadership within industry
- Executive and employee confidence
- Reputation enhancement
- Emergency resilience assurance
- Possible risk insurance benefits
- Seamless integration with emergency
- Enhances employee safety when responding response organisations. to incidents