3.1 Staffing structures
The CO emergency team should define the staffing structure required for the emergency response operation as soon as possible. The staffing structure should:
- be appropriate to the scale of the response and demonstrate the size of team required
- clearly identify positions required to implement the response (for all areas including programming and operational support)
- provide a clear structure and reporting lines to aid management and decision-making.
Based on the staffing structure, the CO can then identify gaps in staffing and prepare a list of staffing requirements (positions and numbers of staff required) that need to be filled.