Security Incident Information Management (SIIM)

Collecting, recording, analysing and using safety and security incident information to maintain staff security, safety and access to beneficiaries.

Good safety and security incident information management (SIIM) practices allow aid agencies to reduce the impact of safety and security incidents on aid operations and staff. It improves the ability of organisations to prevent future incidents from happening.

SIIM is a key building block in meeting duty of care obligations towards staff and supports good decision-making for programmes, safety and security, human resources and budgeting. SIIM can improve access to communities in need and also support advocacy efforts. Good safety and security incident information management finds the right balance between these benefits and the administrative costs of the system.

Practical Guidance Materials

We offer a range of material on SIIM, including a Mobile Guide for Organisations, Handbook with User Guide, Toolkit and Podcasts. Also available in French and Spanish

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Practical Guidance Materials

Mobile Guide For Organisations

Mobile Guide For Organisations

In this 10-minute Ready-to-Go Safety and Security Incident Information Management (SIIM) mobile guide, you will learn how relief and development organisations can effectively manage safety and security incident information.

We have designed this mobile guide in collaboration with the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation for safety and security staff and managers responsible for operational decision-making. The mobile guide is based on the SIIM Handbook and covers:

• the reasons why it is critical for organisations to manage safety and security incident information,

• outlines the four key steps in SIIM, and

• provides a list of suggested incident definitions to use.

How to Access the Guide

If you are new to DisasterReady, you will need to create a free account to access the guide. To sign up:

1. Please go to www.disasterready.org and click ‘Sign Up Today’.

2. Fill out all required fields and click ‘Log In’ when complete.

3. If all fields are filled out correctly and your password is acceptable, you will be immediately logged in to the DisasterReady.org portal.

4. Once you are logged in, click on this link to see the “SIIM Mobile Guide”.

SIIM Handbook

SIIM Handbook

The SIIM Handbook supports users in establishing and developing effective information management for safety and security event reporting and monitoring systems, both internally and externally, across organisations and the sector.

It is structured around four objectives and seeks to make an important contribution in advancing practices related to safety and security incident information management within non-governmental organisations.

Developed jointly with EISF and RedR UK.

 User Guide

User Guide

The SIIM Handbook User Guide is designed to be used in conjunction with the SIIM Handbook.

It is a document which enables staff to access the parts of the handbook which are most relevant to them, their position within the organisation, and what they want to know.

Developed jointly with EISF and RedR UK.

Podcasts

Podcasts

The Humanitarian Incidents Podcast presents a series of conversations with experts from Geneva to South Sudan discussing how to understand, manage and use of information on incidents, how this can improve organisations’ risk management and access to crisis-affected populations.

Developed jointly with EISF and RedR UK.