The INSARAG Guidelines remain a living document and will be subject to an ongoing process of development to improve and document the way we respond to save lives in major natural disasters like earthquakes or building collapses in other disasters.

To facilitate continuous improvement in classified teams, while maintaining the relevance of INSARAG in a rapidly evolving environment, the INSARAG Guidelines undergo a regularised five-year review cycle led by the INSARAG Guidelines Review Group (GRG).

Since 2015, the INSARAG Steering Group(ISG) recognised and supported the importance of maintaining, in between the 5 yearly GRG reviews, that continuity in knowledge and process, to ensure the link between the old and new INSARAG Guidelines and to ensure that an efficient and seamless process is transitioned to the Guidelines Review Group that is envisaged to start working in 2023.

Moreover, to be able to support and document the changes in the Guidance Notes that, per the current INSARAG Guidelines, are an integral part of the INSARAG Guidelines and can be changed on a yearly frequency. Therefore, a Transitional GRG (T-GRG) team is recommended for 2020-23.

The T-GRG is co-chaired by David Lewis (Australia) and Martin Evers (the Netherlands).

Link to Draft Terms of Reference, to be endorsed by the ISG in May 2021