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Control measure
Maintain fire compartmentation

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Maintain fire compartmentation

Understand:

  • Fire compartmentation and how:
    • It may be provided
    • It may be breached
  • How maintaining compartmentation may limit the spread of fire and smoke
  • How to maintain fire compartmentation

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Maintain fire compartmentation

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Gather information about fire compartmentation in a building from:
    • SSRI
    • Building plans
    • Responsible person
    • Specialist advisers
  • Assess compartmentation considering:
    • Changes in layout or use of thebuilding
    • Building features
    • Chimneys
    • Fire stopping materials
    • General (non-fire) doors
  • Investigate failures in fire compartmentation
  • Maintain the integrity of compartmentation and fire doors when carrying out firefighting operations
  • Appropriately use fire doors as part of a tactical plan
  • Use boundary cooling to protect fire compartmentation