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Control measure

Extrication from cable entanglement

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Extrication from cable entanglement

Understand:

  • When and why procedures for extrication from cable entanglement should be put in place
  • The need to establish emergency procedures for extrication due to entrapment from cables

Self-release techniques

Understand:

  • How personnel can use self-release techniques in the event of cable entanglement

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Ensure that cable cutting equipment is available at incidents where cables may cause entanglement

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Advise anyone entangled in cables to remain still until cut free
  • Ensure that cable cutters should only be used on isolated electrical cables, or non-electrical cables

Establish appropriate emergency arrangements for releasing people from cable entanglement

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Instruct personnel on how to self-extricate from cable entanglement
  • Establish emergency arrangements for cable entanglement

Implement appropriate arrangements for releasing people from cable entanglement

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Rescue people from a cable entanglement using emergency arrangements