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Philip West

Training Category Levels
Incident Management using MIMS Other beginner

Philip developed a unique experience as a trainer with expertise in crisis management as well as major incident and event command during his career as a Police Inspector in England. He retired from the role in 2010. During this time he commanded at major events like the G8 conference in Scotland, international football matches in Wales, Glastonbury Music Festival in England as well as numerous spontaneous critical incidents. During this time he acquired professional training qualifications and in 2010 became one of the first in the country to gain his ATLS (Associate Teacher Learning & Skills) status with The Institute of Learning. This was presented at The Houses of Parliament, where he made a speech in response to one from The Minister for Further Education. Philip has combined his subject specialism and teacher status to deliver professional courses and facilitate exercises at the gold level for The Police Improvement Agency. He has also written and delivered a number of 'hydra' simulated exercises as well as live multi-police force and agency exercises. A member of The Business Continuity Institute, The Society for Education and Training and The Emergency Planning Society he has now set up Continuity West in order to offer his knowledge and skills in crisis management, organizational resilience, and training to a wider audience. As chair of The Bath Beat, he works with a small group of like-minded walking enthusiasts who organize a long-distance walking and running event in Bath every April for charity. Philip has had an incident management system called MIMS developed for Schools, public sector and SME's. Specialties: Training, Tabletop + simulated and live exercise writing and facilitating, Course writing and facilitating, Crisis management, Crisis decision making, and logging, Post-incident de-briefing, BCM consultancy.