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Control measure

Release of casualty trapped by machinery

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Methods of releasing a casualty

Understand:

  • The range of methods that can be used to release a casualty
  • That rescue tools to cut or spread the cause of entrapment may be required
  • That released stored energy can harm the casualty or emergency responders

Medical considerations

Understand:

  • Consider medical advice when developing a rescue plan
  • The need to cause the least amount of further trauma to the casualty
  • That casualties may have crush injuries
  • The potential impact of rescue tools on the casualty

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Select the appropriate rescue tool to release a casualty from machinery

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request that the movement of on-site machinery is restricted or prohibited
  • Communicate with on-site personnel to share information about hazards, operational activity and presence of personnel

Consider the potential release of energy when a material is cut or spread in machinery

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure the release of stored potential energy does not injure the casualty or emergency responders

Use equipment to protect the casualty throughout their release from machinery

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Appropriately protect the casualty during their release from machinery

Consider medical advice when releasing a casualty trapped in machinery

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Include medical advice in the rescue plan
  • Avoid causing further trauma to the casualty