Impact Assessments Director's Guideline and National Impact Assessment Data Set and Dictionary Technical Standard
Impact Assessments Director's Guideline [DGL22/20] and National Impact Assessments Data Set and Dictionary Technical Standard [TS05/20]
The Impact Assessments Director’s Guideline [DGL22/20] and the National Impact Assessment Data Set and Dictionary Technical Standard [TS05/20] are complementary to each other and are intended to enable a consistent and coordinated multi-agency approach to reconnaissance, damage assessments and information sharing in any type of emergency.
Impact Assessments Director's Guideline for Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups [DGL22/20]
The purpose of this Guideline is to provide an overview of the concept of impact assessments in a Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) context. It describes:
- the impact assessment process across three phases, (wide area, rapid and specialist assessments) both during and following an emergency
- the roles and responsibilities of CDEM Groups, local authorities, emergency services, other government agencies, and response organisations and agencies for conducting these assessments; and
- impact assessment planning, including underpinning principles, plan requirements and strategic implementation guidance.
This Guideline is intended to encourage a consistent and robust approach to both planning for and conducting impact assessments, during and following an emergency. This will ensure that:
- there is a workable, multi-agency process for conducting coordinated impact assessments
- response agencies are able to operate collaboratively to enhance the effectiveness of the initial response; and
- impact assessments are used to inform response and recovery activities.
National Impact Assessments Data Set and Dictionary Technical Standard [TS05/20]
The purpose of the National Impact Assessment Dataset and Dictionary Technical Standard is to provide a common language for carrying out information collection in an emergency management context.
The National Impact Assessment Dataset and Dictionary Technical Standard has been designed to improve the comparability of data across organisations. It constitutes the authoritative source of information about endorsed national metadata standards, and provides the basis for consistent national collection and reporting.
As such, it is made up of a series of descriptions of data elements, presented in table form. The description of each element includes specifications for that element, including the unit of measurement, permissible values, and/or the data type (how the element should be expressed, i.e. as text, a numeric value, a date/time value, an enumerated list, look-ups, booleans or unique identifiers).