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Control measure
Appropriate intervention: Thatched roof fires

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Appropriate intervention: Thatched roof fires

Understand:

  • The hazards associated with thatched roofs
  • The features of thatched roofs making it difficult to extinguish fire
  • The different methods of thatched roof construction
  • The techniques and equipment used to extinguish fires in thatched roofs
  • The fixed installations which may be used to protect thatched roofs
  • The specialist equipment used to deal with thatched roof fires
  • The common causes of fires in thatched roofs

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Appropriate intervention: Thatched roof fires

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the hazards presented at thatched roof fires
  • Use appropriate techniques and equipment to extinguish fire in thatched roofs