Banksia Hill was built as an open campus which was intended to provide a secure and therapeutic environment for detainees. The campus style of the centre moved away from the small enclosed designs of the past. The physical size and layout required staff to be trained in defensive techniques for first response to incidents. For …

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We have concluded that the response to the unfolding emergency on the night was generally good and in many respects exemplary. Incident management was marked by intelligent and pragmatic decision making, with a strong focus on staff safety, and collaboration between the Department and WAPOL was good. It is a credit to all that nobody …

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Key Findings

Banksia Hill was not prepared for an emergency. The Emergency Management Plan was out-dated and had not been reviewed post amalgamation, and other policy and procedural updates were incomplete at the time of the riot. (Read more) Banksia Hill staffs’ initial response to the out of bounds incident was both timely and appropriate, and early …

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There were no recommendations in the review paper as all recommendations were contained in the Inspector’s Directed Review. Recommendations relating to the contents of this review paper in the Inspector’s Directed Review are as follows: Recommendation 12 In order to improve emergency management preparedness the Department should: (a) ensure that emergency management plans at all adult …

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