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Control measure

Primary search: Modes of transport

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Surveying the scene

Understand:

  • The importance of carrying out an initial survey to gain understanding of the incident

Inner survey

Understand:

  • What to check for when carrying out an inner survey
  • The need to share information gathered with relevant emergency responders

Outer survey

Understand:

  • What to check for when carrying out an outer survey
  • The need to share information gathered with relevant emergency responders

Searching

Understand:

  • That the interior of larger modes of transport can result in disorientation
  • The benefits of using a structured and co-ordinated approach when searching
  • The need to check voids in modes of transport
  • That the deployment of specialist resources, including USAR, may be beneficial

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Ensure an inner and outer survey of the mode of transport search area is carried out

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Task personnel to carry out an inner and outer survey
  • Share information gathered during inner and outer surveys with relevant emergency responders

Develop a co-ordinated plan to search for casualties in or around the mode of transport, and communicate this to personnel

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply a structured and co-ordinated search plan
  • Ensure personnel understand the search plan

Consider the potential for people hiding or being concealed in the mode of transport and request police support if required

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Check for people hiding or being concealed in the mode of transport
  • Request police support if required

Co-ordinate search activity of the mode of transport, including voids and compartments

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure voids and compartments in the mode of transport are searched
  • Request specialist resources to search voids if required