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Control measure
Identify and investigate fire in concealed areas

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Identify and investigate fire in concealed areas

Understand:

  • I​​​​​nformation that can be used to identify concealed spaces from:
    • SSRI
    • Building plans
    • Owner, occupant or responsible person
  • The need to investigate concealed spaces to reduce the risk of firespread
  • How to use thermal imaging cameras to determine the location and spread of fire
  • How signs of smoke or heat damage may indicate concealed firespread

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Identify and investigate concealed spaces

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Gather information about the location of concealed spaces and how to access them
  • Identify concealed spaces by considering:
    • How the building was constructed
    • The materials used in construction
    • Any modifications
  • Use fire detection and alarm systems to identify concealed firespread
  • Recognise the symptoms of firespread in concealed spaces
  • Identify:
    • Firespread in concealed spaces
    • Fire protected areas and their integrity
  • Effectively use thermal imaging cameras to identify fire in concealed spaces