Co-ordinated Incident Management Systems (CIMS)

Key Information

Duration: 1 Day (8 Hours)

Maximum Attendees: 12

Training available nationwide at one of our centres, or your own workplace

Price (excl GST)

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Gain knowledge in the CIMS framework and system including how to respond to agencies and services for multiple incidents.

The course covers the roles and principals, functions and structures and the terms used in the Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) framework.

The Introduction to CIMS course is recommended for all people involved in any aspect of emergency response. All personnel should have a basic understanding of the principles CIMS, its terminology and key functional areas, as it provides the structure for the command, control and coordination of response to an emergency incident.

The CIMS framework manages incident responses of any scale, from large to small, and simple to complex. The purpose of CIMS is to enable personnel to coordinate across organisations by having a common structure. It provides a framework that can be used to align your own organisation’s processes and procedures with multi-organisation operations.

CIMS is applicable across all types of emergencies including, but not limited to, biosecurity incidents, food safety incidents, hazardous substance incidents, fire incidents, environmental damage incidents, etc.

Safety n Action CIMS courses support the inclusion and engagement with iwi/Māori and the community.

  • Unit Standards - CIMS (Click to see more detail)









    Demonstrate knowledge of the co-ordinated incident management system


Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Knowledge of roles and priciples of CIMS

  2. Knowledge of functions, structure and terms used in the CIMS framework

  3. Practical scenario using an incident action plan

Entry Criteria:

  1. All students are required to have a level of written and oral English equivalent to NCEA level 1 (year 11) or IELTS 5.5 or higher, to be eligible to attend our courses. The person responsible for making bookings or authorising attendance on the course must agree to these Terms and Conditions prior to acceptance of their student(s) onto the course. Where a student does not meet our English language requirement a reader/writer must be supplied by the student or the person responsible for authorising the student’s attendance. The reader/writer cannot be another student attending the same course.