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Control measure
Effective communications

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Effective communications

Understand:

  • The capabilities and limitations of fire and rescue service communications equipment when used in below ground structures
  • The benefits of pre-planning and testing the range and extent of signals for the below ground structure
  • The resources, methods and systems that can enable effective communications in below ground structures
  • The need to establish resilient communications and regularly test that contact with personnel has not been compromised
  • Who needs to be included in the communications arrangements for the incident

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Establish and maintain communications with the responsible person and others involved in the below ground structure incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Consider establishing an maintaining communication with those involved in the below ground structure incident