Where local risk assessments identify the need to provide employees with information, instruction and training, fire and rescue services should have systems to ensure acquisition, application and maintenance of this knowledge, skills and understanding. Information should include an awareness of common hazards, potential consequences and control measures to be implemented to minimise the risk of harm to emergency responders and others at operational incidents.
Fire and rescue services should consider the required competencies of operational firefighters, supervisors, managers and commanders as part of the risk management process for reasonably foreseeable operational incidents.
Fire and rescue services should consider the training and competence of:
- Operational firefighters
- Supervisors, managers and commanders
- Specialist roles and teams
- Tactical advisers
- Other agencies operating under the safety management of the fire and rescue services