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Control measure

Cordon control: Combustible dust

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Recognise the involvement of dangerous substances that may cause dust explosions and implement appropriate cordons

Understand:

  • Types of materials that may present risk of explosion
  • How fire service activities may create dust hazards
  • The use of specialist advice to determine hazard areas and cordon distances

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

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Recognise the involvement of dangerous substances that may cause dust explosions and implement appropriate cordons

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Confirm the presence of combustible dust and assess the risk of dust explosion

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