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Control measure

Situational awareness: Trapped casualty in a mode of transport

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Casualty information

Understand:

  • The importance of gathering information about the casualty
  • The type of information that should be gathered
  • How the information can inform decision-making and tactical plans for the method of rescue

Mode of transport information

Understand:

  • The importance of gathering information about the mode of transport
  • The type of information that should be gathered
  • How the information can inform safe systems of work
  • That it may be necessary to obtain information from specialist advisers or hazard identification software

Mode of transport hazards

Understand:

  • The need to inform emergency responders working in the hazard area about the presence of mode of transport hazards
  • Why it may be beneficial to make the casualty aware of potential hazards

Design of the mode of transport

Understand:

  • How the design of the mode of transport will determine access arrangements and options

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Include the condition and numbers of casualties in tactical plans for stabilising and accessing the mode of transport

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use information about the condition and number of casualties when developing tactical plans

Identify the level and type of entrapment of the casualty in the mode of transport

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Gain information from observation of the casualty
  • Use information from assessments carried out by medical responders or a fire and rescue service medic

Estimate the times available and required for rescue from the mode of transport

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Estimate the time available to rescue the casualty based on their initial and ongoing condition
  • Estimate the time it will take to complete the rescue activities

Gather information about the mode of transport from specialists or hazard identification software

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Supplement the information gained about the mode of transport from a visual survey with:
    • Information from specialist advisers
    • Information from the use of hazard identification software

Communicate the presence of the mode of transport hazards to emergency responders and the casualty

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure emergency responders are made aware of the mode of transport hazards
  • Consider making the casualty aware of the presence of potential mode of transport hazards