A road traffic collision has occurred just past Wester Ellister farm towards Portnahaven on the A847, a two car head-on collision with four persons involved completely blocking the single track road, police officers who were returning from a call at Portnahaven come across the incident around 16:55hrs. There is one fatality, one walking wounded and two trapped casualties
The location for the event will be Bowmore Square car park towards the harbour side; this is to allow as many spectators from the general public to view the exercise.
For continued spectator interest and to reduce participant’s time, the real time of the event will be shortened to accommodate the emergency services as they may have to respond to a live call.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The aim of exercise “Ellister” is to educate the public as to the consequences of careless\dangerous driving and the resources required to respond to this type of incident.
To test the multi-agency response to a remote RTC with multi casualties during daylight hours.
Each organisation should set their own aims and objectives over the ones set out below.
to exercise inter-agency communication and cooperation
to respond safely & appropriately to the incident site/s
carry out primary triage of casualties
Medical staff to promote SBAR
TIMINGS & LOCATIONS
An exercise briefing will take place at RVP (Bowmore Fire Station) at 16:30. The exercise will begin at approx 17:00, it is expected that the exercise will finish at approx 18:30 hrs. A hot debrief will take place in Bowmore Hall at 19:00 where refreshments and a light snack will be provided. With limited time available a 1hr time constraint on the debrief.
All participants must adhere to their organisations PPE requirements for the incident.
Each organisation must carry out their own risk assessment.
A risk assessment for the causalities and general public is attached to this document.
An exercise risk assessment is issued alongside this document. All participants must read this prior to the commencement of the exercise.
Throughout this exercise Dynamic risk assessments must be carried out by each agency in order to protect the casualties and viewing public.
Barriers will be used to safeguard the general public and to maintain an access route for emergency vehicles.
Volunteers with Hi-viz vest to marshal the barriers to prevent children entering the exercise area.
Vehicle access to the area will be restricted except for emergency services taking part in the exercise.
If it is necessary to suspend the exercise for any reason the following message will be used “Exercise Ellister Hold”. If it is appropriate to continue with the exercise the following message will be used “Exercise Ellister Resume”. If the exercise can not resume the message “Exercise Ellister Terminate” will be used.
Casualties and players will be advised to use the codeword “SAFEGUARD” if they experience a genuine illness or injury. The words “Exercise Safeguard” will be used to send urgent messages that are not part of the exercise (e.g. a casualty or player is experiencing genuine pain/injury etc).
In the event of any injury\illness to participants or members of the public, an ambulance is on standby at the event
C Casualties will be simulated by general members of the public; they will be labelled with sufficient information to allow primary triage to take place.
H Actual hazards will include vehicles, equipment and slips, trips & falls. Due to the number of accident damaged vehicles & use of cutting equipment there will be an actual risk of sharp edges & broken glass. SAS staff should be aware of this & should request FRS staff make these areas safe with coverings/sheeting. A risk assessment will be completed prior to the exercise. Participants should carry out dynamic risk assessments throughout the exercise. Staff should wear PPE appropriate to the incident, paying particular attention to eye protection.
A Access will be from the left hand side of the car park, this will be the entry and exit route it must be left clear at all times to allow the exit of any emergency vehicle in the event of a response to a live call.
L The actual location will be at the harbour side of Bowmore Square.
E This is a multi agency exercise involving Strathclyde Police, Strathclyde Fire & Rescue, SAS, Local G.P’s and EMRS and other relevant agencies.
T Type of incident will be a multiple vehicle accident
S Incident logs must be completed for the exercise
SAS Advisor \ Umpire
Dr A. Cadamy
D. Mc Gillivary
Fire & Rescue \ Umpire
Public Roads management
POLICE VEH X 2
FIRE & RESCUE X 2
AEU X 2
COMMAND & CONTROL
Airwaves will be used to trial all services communications and use of the system.
All communications during the exercise should be preceded by the words “Exercise Ellister*” & end with “Exercise, Exercise”.
2 fully equipped AEU’s on scene.
Hot refreshments will be provided for all participants at the end of the exercise.
Media personnel will be in attendance. Any media requests should be passed to Strathclyde Police.
Local G.P’s and Emergency Medical Retrieval Service will be in attendance at the exercise, if available heli-med 5 will attend the incident and will land at the playing fields.
Any questions regarding the exercise please contact Joe Hughes on 01496810512 or 07912301313.
Paramedic Team Leader (Islay & Jura)
Islay Ambulance Station