The SIMEX SERIES - EXERCISE PARTICIPANTS
Alongside evaluation of players and procedures, the exercise’s selected objectives focus on an emergency response scenario, to enable the evaluation of players and procedures and to identify areas for improvement. The Simex Series has, and will continue to be developed to meet the requirements of the key learning objectives for all involved teams.
The Simex Series generally runs with between 2000 - 3000 participants ranging from the roles detailed below. The organisation is always striving to be better, categories of participants involved in the exercise are as follows:
Players: Active role in responding to the simulated emergency and perform their regular roles and responsibilities during the exercise, initiating actions that will respond to and mitigate the simulated emergency.
Comprised of representatives of all the principal organisations who have a role in the plan. Responsible for deciding principles, aims and objectives. This group needs to liaise with all participating agencies in the planning stage through agreed bilateral working groups. Access and active engagement to the whole exercise programme ensuring that it proceeds according to agreed aims, objectives and plan throughout all stages is essential. The directors should act as a team in constant communication and will assist in facilitating the exercise ensuring all principles are adhered to beginning to end.
Role Players: Actors who simulate specific roles during exercise play. In this simulation they also in discussion with controllers provide key data to players and may prompt or initiate certain player actions to ensure exercise continuity. Observers: Observers visit and view selected segments of the exercise, they do not play in the exercise.
Media: Some media may be present as observers. Please note there are additionally various role players playing media in the affected area to enhance exercise realism.