Roles and Responsibilities
The investigation manager is responsible to the Executive for the overall conduct of the investigation as well as any review into HSE's policy and procedure.
The investigation manager acts as Gold command should one be required for effective liaison with the emergency services.
S/he appoints the investigation team leader, in consultation with the head of the operational Directorate/Division that regulates the site of the major incident, and chairs the Major Incident Investigation Board.
S/he is responsible for the submission to the Executive of the investigation report and the policy and procedure review report, if a review is held.
With respect to investigation management, the investigation manager:
- acts as HSE Gold, if so designated
- liaises with the emergency services' golds
- intervenes to avoid enforcement action on the emergency services
- decides on any enforcement action on the emergency services
- determines if HSE's major incident room is required
- considers staff welfare
With respect to the investigation itself, s/he:
- calls and chairs the MIIB
- briefs the operational Director, the Executive, HSC and, via Secretariat, ministers and MPs on progress
- co-ordinates HSE's communication strategy and helps formulate HSE's media response with Press Office
- notifies MIPG of any deficiencies in notification transmission
- notifies the Executive of urgent H&S actions identified in the investigation
- prepares a factual report on the incident and the final report and recommendations
With respect to any policy and procedure review, s/he:
- directs the review leader
- ensures liaison between the review leader and MIIB
- consults with the Head of OPSD as chair of MIPG
- forwards the report to the Executive, after consulting MIIB
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