expertise

Management of CBRN Incidents needs a sound CBRN Strategy to be put in place. The CBRN strategy should spell out objectives and actions based on security concerns and should be aligned to the overall security strategy. The actions can be divided into three discrete categories: Crisis Prevention, Crisis Management and Consequence Management. These are parallel and overlapping continually. A Crisis and Consequence management plan should be based on the following four focus areas, integrating training and research: 

  • Preparedness and Prevention

  • Detection and Surveillance

  • Response and Mitigation

  • Crisis command and Communications.

Policy Formulation

CheBiRaN Consultancy helps clients formulate CBRN Strategy and policies.  It assists Government and Corporate stakeholders in drafting such fundamental documents and generates streamlined and comprehensive Action Plans for covering gaps and addressingthe needs identified for optimal CBRN resilience.

Prevention & Risk Mitigation Measures

Based on Gap analysis and needs assessment, CheBiRaN Consultancy can suggest an optimum CBRN security and preparedness paradigm involving Integrated CBRN Security Solutions with convergence of technology so that threats and risks can be effectively prevented and if they occur, be adequately mitigated.

Awareness Workshops

Awareness of stakeholders on CBRN matters is seen to be very low.  This results in lack of coordinated and effective preparedness and response.  Stakeholders at all levels, from policy/law makers, Government officials and administrators, security forces, para-military forces, police, private security agencies, transporters and logistic agencies, industries, environment managers (water, sewage and waste managers), customs and border security personnel, hospital and medical staff, paramedical personnel, citizen bodies and young citizen (high school and college students), all need to be educated and made aware of the likely threats and risks and measures to mitigate the same. CheBiRaN Consultancy can conduct targeted awareness workshops for any of the above stakeholder agencies

 

Threats Assessment & Risk Analysis (TARA)

Realistic and detailed assessment of CBRN threats and risks is a startpoint for planning its management.  Risks and threats should include direct and indirect threats from

  • Natural outbreaks and mining

  • Accidents at industries, laboratories, storage warehouses, transportation and while handling hazardous substances

  • Deliberate spread of toxic substances, terrorism related incidents

 

Threat assessments and Risk analysis should be coupled with vulnerability assessments to get the real picture of the problem. Risk zoning and identification of high risk facilities and areas is important. CheBiRaN Consultancy conducts TARA for important Government buildings, critical infrastructure and other important venues/events.

CBRN Security Audits

In some cases, CBRN security plans and procedures may already be in existence.  However, these may require an outside examination to see if they are adequate for the current threat, risk and vulnerability situation.  Technological advancement may have rendered some equipment redundant. CheBiRaN Consultancy can be called upon to conduct a CBRN security audit of such critical establishments and suggest a plan for upgrading the existing systems

Gap analysis & Needs Assessment

Gap Analysis & Critical Incident Technique is employed in order to ascertain the existing Risk/Threat addressing profile of the client.  Thereafter capability enhancement and capacity building plan with a table of Needs including due prioritization is developed. CheBiRaN Consultancy also suggests suitable agencies and equipment to enhance capacities and effectively equip and train the stakeholders and responders.

Response planning & Training of Responders

Planning for CBRN and HAZMAT operations requires specialized training.  Even the most dynamic and comprehensive training program can require some additional assistance.  CheBiRaN Consultancy can help in providing CBRN training to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders including skilled First Responders. From curriculum development to executing training sessions, all aspects will be covered. Plans and procedures that are never exercised quickly become useless. Specialized training loses its usefulness soon unless it is periodically practiced and reinforced.  CheBiRaN Consultancy can assist with development and execution of useful tabletop and field training exercises.

 

CBRN Industry Support

CheBiRaN Consultancy has been advising and assisting private Companies engaged in manufacture of CBRN and Emergency Management equipment on viability, market placement, product improvement, Joint Ventures and represents them for concept presentations, high level meetings, trials and negotiations.

Col (Dr.) Ram Athavale

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