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Control measure

Personal protective equipment: Rescues

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Appropriate personal protective equipment

Understand:

  • What PPE may be appropriate to wear when rescuing casualties
  • How to deal with used or contaminated PPE and RPE

Respiration of particles and dermal irritation

Understand:

  • The actions that can be taken to reduce the presence of dust or fibres
  • The need for emergency responders and casualties to be protected from dust, fibres and respirable particles, through the appropriate use of PPE and RPE

Personal protective equipment for casualties

Understand:

  • The environmental hazards that can affect casualties
  • What types of PPE and RPE can provide casualties with some level of protection

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Ensure all personnel working in the inner cordon wear PPE and RPE that complies with service policies and procedures for rescue incidents

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure personnel working in the inner cordon wear the appropriate PPE and RPE at rescue incidents

Consider the appropriate use of electrical gloves, in line with service procedures

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure personnel wear electrical gloves if there is a risk of live electricity

Consider the use of appropriate PPE or RPE to protect the casualty while they are being rescued

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use appropriate PPE and RPE to protect the casualty