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Control measure

Maintain the privacy and dignity of the casualty

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

The benefits of protecting the scene from members of the public or the media

Understand:

  • The benefits of protecting the scene from members of the public or the media

Methods of screening

Understand:

  • The methods of screening to maintain the privacy and dignity of the casualty

The use of cordons to prevent photography or filming

Understand:

  • When it may be necessary to extend the cordon to avoid the scene being viewed, photographed or filmed

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Consider screening casualties from the view of other people

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use screening to maintain the privacy and dignity of casualties throughout an incident
  • Use screening to avoid unnecessary distress of:
    • Other emergency responders
    • Other casualties
    • Uninvolved members of the public
  • Use screening to provide privacy for medical teams while they work on casualties

Use available equipment to provide a screened-off area for the casualty and medical responders

Demonstrate the ability to:

Use appropriate purpose made or improvised methods of screening

Consider extending cordons to a sufficient distance to prevent photography or filming of the casualty

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Extend cordons to prevent viewing, photographing or filming of the scene