The INSARAG Steering Group unanimously endorsed the new INSARAG Guidelines 2020, and the new Guidelines are into effect on 1st January 2021.
Please be informed that the 2020 Guidelines consist of three volumes:
VOLUME II : PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
- Manual A: Capacity building
- Manual B: Operations
- Manual C: IEC/Rs GUIDE
- Manual C.1 : EU Modex IER Handbook
The goal of INSARAG Guidelines Volume II, Manual C (Link) is to define the operational minimum standard for international USAR. In an effort to achieve this objective, the INSARAG network has developed two voluntary, independent, peer review-processes: the INSARAG External Classification (IEC) and INSARAG External Reclassification (IER). The purpose of this manual is to ensure a USAR Team preparing to undergo an IEC/R has a deep understanding of the expected planning, preparation and delivery requirements. It furthermore provides guidance for peer reviewers on how to conduct an IEC/IER.
By following these principles, a USAR Team will be prepared to offer professional services, operate in a collaborative manner, and provide timely life-saving assistance to an affected population.
IEC/Rs taking place after 1st January 2021 will be based on the IEC/R Checklist 2020 (Link) found in Volume II, Manual C – IEC/R Process.
For any further information, please contact INSARAG Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.