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Decision making in the face of adversity - incident, emergency, and crisis management, the human factors and organisational inputs that ensure safety, mitigate risk, and minimise error

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Lessons From In Amenas

The In Amenas terrorist attack offers some important lessons for corporate security professionals operating in high risk environments. Personnel at the site acted with great bravery and the Incident Management Team functioned quite effectively given the circumstances. Despite this, the effort can not really be considered a success, for reasons we will explore.

In this presentation we touch on some of the key issues raised by the incident. For a full discussion of these, and the lessons to be learnt, contact Avoiding Catastrophe at the editor@avoidingcatastrophe.com.



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