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Control measure

Manage the release of flammable solids

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Manage the release of flammable solids to prevent ignition or reduce level of hazard

Understand:

  • Methods of active cooling to prevent ignition of flammable solids
  • The benefits and risks of applying water to reduce likelihood of ignition to flammable solids
  • Additional considerations when using water to reduce risk of ignition
  • The use of specialist extinguishers for specific substances
  • The balance of risk when considering a controlled burn

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Manage the release of flammable solids to prevent ignition or reduce level of hazard

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Establish safe systems of work to assess and control the release of flammable solids
  • Assess the balance of risk between extinguishing and allowing a controlled burn