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Control measure

Deploy adequate personnel and resources: Rescues

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Deploy adequate personnel and resources

Understand:

  • The focus on careful handling of the casualty in the final phase of a rescue
  • The considerations when planning to rescue a casualty
  • The activities that may need to be carried out when rescuing a casualty
  • The need to communicate the plan to personnel
  • The need to deploy an adequate number of personnel and associated resources to rescue a casualty
  • The benefits of sharing the load when manual handling of a casualty is required
  • How to determine the team size and resources required
  • The physiological stress on personnel when rescuing a casualty and the need for adequate crew rotation

Additional and specialist resources

Understand:

  • The importance of reviewing information regarding manual handling of a casualty
  • The need to make a timely request for additional or specialist resources if required
  • That there may be a delay in attendance of specialist resources
  • How to request USAR advice or assistance

Resources required for body recovery

Understand:

  • When the fires and rescue service may need to carry out body recovery
  • The importance of risk assessing the potential impact on personnel

Resources for rescues involving hazardous materials

Understand:

  • What types of hazardous materials may be encountered
  • The need for specialist control measures or resources

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Develop and communicate a casualty access, rescue and treatment plan, including priorities and risks

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Develop an appropriate rescue plan
  • Communicate the plan to personnel

Consider providing immediate and appropriate medical attention

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Provide immediate and appropriate casualty care if required

Use appropriate methods to gain access to and rescue the casualty, while minimising trauma

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Select the appropriate methods, tools and equipment to access and rescue the casualty

Consider the type and location of secondary hazards, which may change throughout the incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Consider the presence of secondary hazards
  • Deploy appropriate resources to manage secondary hazards

Deploy adequate personnel and resources to safely rescue casualties

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure there are an adequate number of personnel and associated resources deployed to reduce the hazards of rescuing a casualty
  • Deploy teams of size appropriate to the task when rescuing a casualty

Consider requesting additional or specialist resources to assist with the rescue of casualties

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Consider the needs for and benefits of requesting additional or specialist resources

Ensure there are sufficient personnel available to support adequate crew rotation

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Have a sufficient number of personnel available to support crew rotation for rescuing a casualty

Carry out a risk assessment that includes the impact on personnel, if assisting with body recovery

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Correctly understand the role of the fire and rescue service when assisting with body recovery
  • Consider the potential impact on personnel when assisting with body recovery