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Control measure

Cordon control: Explosives

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Recognise the involvement of explosive materials and implement appropriate cordons

Understand:

  • The behaviour of explosives when exposed to fire/heat
  • Factors to consider when risk-assessing explosive materials
  • The dangers associated with firework storage and display operator’s sites
  • Secondary explosions and how they may occur
  • Potential hazard areas for explosive related incidents
  • The dangers associated with the strategic placement of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and secondary devices
  • Actions in the event of discovering IEDs
  • The considerations when using cover to protect from projectiles and blast waves
  • The considerations of using portable communications equipment in the vicinity of explosives

Refer to – Establish appropriate cordon controls – Incident command training specification

Refer to – Cordon controls: hazardous materials – hazardous materials training specification

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Recognise the involvement of explosive materials and implement appropriate cordons

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Establish safe control and effective management of resources and the public
  • Confirm the involvement of explosive materials and secondary devices
  • Implement safe systems of work and control measures near explosive materials
  • Use specialist advice to determine appropriate cordons for explosive materials
  • Identify and assess the impact of additional related hazards