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Control measure

Accessing a casualty involved with an unstable mode of transport

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Securing and stabilising the mode of transport

Understand:

  • The immediate benefits of securing and stabilising the mode of transport
  • When it would be appropriate to use rapid stabilisation methods

Activity that can impact on stability of the mode of transport

Understand:

  • The need to control the number of personnel, other emergency responders and equipment to the mode of transport
  • The benefits of joint training and exercises

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Assess the impact of the unstable mode of transport on any casualties involved

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Determine if there is a threat to life
  • Determine if it will be necessary to use rapid stabilisation methods

Stabilise the mode of transport to provide initial access to the casualties

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Sufficiently stabilise the mode of transport to allow for initial access to the casualties
  • Consider the need for medical responders to gain access to the casualties

Control the number of personnel and other emergency responders working in the mode of transport to minimise the impact on stability and the condition of casualties

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Control the number of personnel and other emergency responders
  • Consider the weight of equipment being introduced to the mode of transport