Establish specific procedures and guides facilitating operativity


  • Procedures and guides for fast response to minimize total damages in a time-efficient way (mobilization, arrival, command, transfers and turn-overs, work-rest balance, briefings, documentation, logistics, communication, coordination, cross—border procedures…)
  • Standardize response in front of specific hostile environments (zonification, safety, techniques…)
  • Build techniques for planning and adjusting the use of resources with time, to maintain the work effort sustainability for long periods of time.

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Possible Solutions

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(company, project, organization)

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Operational Guidelines for Working in a Potentially Hazardous Environment OSCE, Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe OSCE, Operational Guidelines for Working in a Potentially Hazardous Environment, 2010

In this document, the Organization OSCE addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including monitoring of conflicts, cease-fires, human rights issues, elections, border integrity, arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, policing strategies, counterterrorism and economic and environmental activities.

It is rather general and not specific for civil protection, fire and rescue.

This document is available at

ENTRi courses EISF, European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) The EISF proposes on its website a list of “Hostile environment awareness training” and “basic hostile environment course”.

These courses might provide the basis to develop a reference document. They are organized in the framework of ENTRi, EUROPE’S NEW TRAINING INITIATIVE FOR CIVILIAN CRISIS MANAGEMENT.

UN Field Security Handbook UN, United Nations The handbook has been developed for UN staff, to cover security, and it contains organizational and administrative information.

It also addresses the question of inter-agency coordination.

CBRN – Vulnerability Assessment and Protection of People at Risk. CEN TC/391 CEN/TS 16595:2013

This Technical Specification is based on an all-hazards approach, with a specific focus on terrorism and other security related risks. Looking at the combination of threats, vulnerabilities and values to be protected, threats may be terrorist attacks with chemical, explosive and biological agents, or nuclear waste materials, or with conventional means on CBRN plants, causing a similar devastating effect on a potentially large scale. Major CBRN incidents may jeopardise critical infrastructure, while emergency services may have great difficulty performing their response tasks. The scope excludes the vulnerability assessment of some specific systems that comply, at the European and Member State level, with existing sets of legal measures: network for drinking water distribution, food chain supply and cosmetics and pharmaceutical products production and distribution chains. The objective of this document is to strengthen common understanding and a common frame of reference for all organisations with an interest and involvement in CBRN. It does so by providing a number of considerations and tools that can be used in the development of a semi-quantitative conceptual framework for vulnerability assessment, awareness and management. The vulnerability assessment covers all members of the population at risk including the requirements of children, the elderly and people with special needs.