What is the definition of AIM
An aim is a short (one line) statement which succinctly demonstrates a single objective.
What is the definition of a FACTOR
A factor is any circumstance or fact that could possibly have an effect on the manner in which you will achieve your desired outcome.
What is the definition of COURSES OPEN
Courses open are a list of all the possible ways the aim could be achieved, bearing in mind the factors and the deductions made from those factors.
What is the definition of a PLAN
A plan is a proposed course of action designed to put the selected course into action in order to achieve the desired aim.
How do you create an AIM
- The aim must be clear, accurate and concise. It must be chosen carefully as the wrong aim will produce the wrong result.
- The aim of the appreciation process should be borne in mind at all times, particularly when making decisions.
What are some examples of a FACTOR
- Further risk to life
- the location of possible suspects
- resources available
- evidence requiring preservation
- the environment
- weather conditions
- history of the relevant parties
How do you address factors
• Ask the question: “So what? What does this mean?” in order to thoroughly examine each factor and
draw logical conclusions from it.
• The answer to this question leads to a logical conclusion or conclusions.The key word is “therefore”. This is because it prompts the logical conclusion(s) that can be derived from the question “what does this mean?”
• Any deductions made, must in turn be examined themselves, to see whether they in turn will yield further deductions, and so on.
What do you need to consider about the courses open
Advantages, disadvantages and risks of each alternative must be carefully examined and evaluated. These questions must be asked:
• What are the possible results or consequences of each alternative?
• Which alternative is the most appropriate way to reach the objective?
• From these considerations, decide on the most appropriate course to achieve your aim.
How do you create a plan
A plan must be:
• the logical outcome of the Appreciation
• clear, concise and leaves no room for misinterpretation
• designed to avoid introducing matters not previously considered by the appreciation
• consistently considerate of safety issues
• delivered to staff using the ‘SMEAC’ format, ie. Situation, Mission, Execution, Administration & Logistics and Command & Signals.