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Control measure
Safe access and egress: Fires in buildings

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Safe access and egress: Fires in buildings

Understand:

  • The methods of protecting access and egress routes for buildings involved in fire
  • The purpose of a building fire strategy
  • The purpose of emergency lighting within buildings and its limitations
  • The types of lifts used in buildings and their associated standards
  • The use of ladders, aerial appliances and firefighting lifts for access and egress in buildings

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Safe access and egress: Fires in buildings

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Protect access and egress routes in buildings using appropriate methods
  • Identify and operate from firefighting shafts as a primary means of access for firefighting and staging internal operations in buildings
  • Control firefighting lifts during incidents considering impact on evacuation
  • Use and operate separate routes for access and egress of firefighting personnel and emergency evacuation of residents and members of public for fires in buildings
  • Identify and communicate potential security systems and devices which could isolate personnel in risk areas within buildings