PART B - RISK ASSESSMENT
Risk assessment is the thought process of making operations safer
without compromising the mission.
Commanders must continuously perform a
risk assessment of conditions under which training is conducted to prevent
the unnecessary loss of soldiers and equipment. The degree of risk varies
with the conditions at the time of training. For example, have the soldiers
preformed the training before? Will the training be preformed for the first
time at night? Are the soldiers fatigued? Risk management is smart decision
Training must be tough, realistic, and safe.
Leaders must consider
the following points as they integrate risk assessment into their training:
o Accept no unnecessary risks.
o Make risk decisions at the proper level.
o Accept risks if mission benefits outweigh the costs.
It is important to remember that the commander is the safety officer,
but all soldiers and leaders are responsible for safe training.
All leaders must--
Identify the risks using METT-T factors.
Make decisions and develop controls to reduce risks.
Implement controls by integrating them into plans, orders, SOPs,
o Supervise and enforce safety controls and standards.
PART C - COMMANDER'S GUIDANCE
Commander's guidance is his written expression of training strategy
that conveys the training objectives and priorities and highlights training
The commander's training guidance provides the detail from which
training schedules can be developed.
It also lays out the sequence of
training to be accomplished and includes the who, what, when, and where to
train. Commanders at separate company level and above publish the QTG and
YTG to allow sufficient time for subordinate leaders to conduct near-term
Subordinate leaders provide planning recommendations for
inclusion in the commander's written guidance.