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July 15, 2021

Search, rescue, and casualty care


July 12, 2021

Search, rescue, and casualty care

Hazard - Casualty at risk of hypothermia or heat illness

Minor formatting change following assurance check

Control measure - Risk assess and adopt the appropriate level of casualty care

Strategic tactical action added following assurance check

Strategic Action - Provide appropriate rescue tools for the extrication of casualties

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Control measure - Control the movement of involved machinery

Read in conjunction with and tactical actions added following assurance check

Control measure - Move the lift car to a place of safety

Minor formatting change following assurance check

Control measure - Isolate the power supply to lift machinery

Strategic action updated following assurance check

Control measure - Rescue a casualty at height

Training specification link established and hyperlinks added following assurance check

Control measure - Specialist resources: Casualty at height

Training specification link established

Hazard - Casualty at height

Training specification link established and minor reformatting

Hazard - Casualty at height

Training specification link established and minor reformatting


July 09, 2021

Control measure - Casualty-centred rescue from a mode of transport: Initial actions

Strategic action changed to tactical action following assurance check

Control measure - Situational awareness: Trapped casualty in a mode of transport

Read in conjunction with added following assurance check

Control measure - National Resilience: Carry out a total coverage search and recovery (ASR level 5)

Content added following assurance check

Tactical Action - Liaise with Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART) or the Special Operations Rescue Team (SORT)

No change following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Liaise with other agencies when carrying out a total coverage search and recovery

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Review structural stability during activity when carrying out a total coverage search and recovery

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Use all available techniques and equipment to carry out search and rescue activities

No change following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Liaise with the police when carrying out a total coverage search and recovery

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Liaise with the incident commander or USAR co-ordination cell when carrying out a total coverage search and recovery

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Strategic Action - Request assistance from other agencies if required, using agreed protocols

No change following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Strategic Action - Maintain a register of other agencies that may be able to assist with USAR operations

No change following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Control measure - National Resilience: Carry out a full search and rescue (ASR level 4)

Minor content added following assurance check

Strategic Action - Request assistance from other agencies if required, using agreed protocols

No change following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Strategic Action - Maintain a register, and build relationships with other agencies that may be able to assist with USAR operations

No change following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Liaise with other agencies when carrying out a full search and rescue

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Monitor structural stability while carrying out a full search and rescue

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Manage equipment use and availability, to ensure that equipment no longer required at a worksite is made available for use elsewhere

No change following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Use all available techniques and equipment to carry out full search and rescue activities

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Liaise with the incident commander or USAR co-ordination cell when carrying out a full search and rescue

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Control measure - National Resilience: Carry out a rapid search and rescue (ASR level 3)

Minor change following assurance check

Strategic Action - Provide USAR guidance material and supporting documentation for completion by specialist responders

No change following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Be prepared to carry out assessment, search and rescue (ASR) level 4 activities if authorised

No change following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Use worksite marking when carrying out a rapid search and rescue

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Complete appropriate USAR documentation

NO CHANGE

Tactical Action - Liaise with the incident commander when carrying out a rapid search and rescue

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Consider requesting drones when carrying out a sector assessment

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Consider using technical search equipment when carrying out a sector assessment

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Consider using search dogs when carrying out a sector assessment

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Request additional resources to carry out rescues if casualties are found when carrying out a sector assessment

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Complete a ‘USAR 05 Worksite Triage Form’ when carrying out a sector assessment

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Allocate an appropriate worksite ID to worksites

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Liaise with the incident commander or USAR co-ordination cell when carrying out a sector assessment

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Report the results as quickly as possible, using a 'USAR 04 Wide Area Assessment Form'

Minor change - added apostrophes following assurance check

Tactical Action - Report the results as quickly as possible, using a USAR 04 Wide Area Assessment Form

Minor change - removal of apostrophe following assurance check

Tactical Action - Liaise with the incident commander and initial responders when carrying out a wide area assessment

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Tactical Action - Remain mobile and not engage in rescue operations during a wide area assessment

Revised following approval of Search, rescue and casualty care. Third edition, version one by Steering Group 04/05/2021

Control measure - Situational awareness: Approaching an unstable or collapsed structure

Tactical actions added following assurance check

Control measure - Primary search: Unstable or collapsed structure

Incorrect hyperlink removed following assurance check