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Plan for incidents involving animals

SFJEFSS005 - Emergency fire services specialist roles

Plan for incidents involving animals

Agree your role and responsibilities for responding to incidents involving animals with relevant others in your organisation

Gather information about animal risk characteristics that are factors within your location and area of responsibility

Interpret sources of information identified about incidents involving animals in line with the requirements of your role within your role

Gather information that is up to date, relevant and meets your organisation’s knowledge requirements for incidents involving animals

Identify risks of incidents involving animals to people, property and the environment in line with organisational risk assessment procedures

Identify control measures to reduce risk to people, property and the environment in line with organisational risk assessment procedures

Monitor data to identify triggers of increased risk of incidents involving animals in line with organisational risk assessment procedures

Contribute to risk management plans in line with organisational requirements organisation

Develop up to date plans for incidents involving animals from information gathered in line with organisation requirements

Establish the range of resources available to respond to incidents involving animals in line with organisational procedures

Allocate resources to animal incident plans to meet your organisation’s requirements for response to incidents involving animals and animal rescue response strategy

Share information about plans for incidents involving animals with relevant others in line with organisational procedures

Health and safety

Organisational

Personal and interpersonal

Technical

Safe working practices of your organisation when responding to incidents involving animals

Hazards and risks of incidents involving animals affecting people, property and the environment

How to use risk assessment information to make decisions

How to apply decisions based on the assessment of risk

Your organisation’s control measures to mitigate risk

Policies and procedures that apply to your role in planning for incidents involving animals

Protocol to be followed that applies to your role in planning for incidents involving animals

Systems, tools, methods and templates suitable to use when  planning  information for incidents involving animals

Your organisation’s requirements for maintaining plans for incidents involving animals

Your role and responsibilities for planning and preparing for incidents involving animals including your area of responsibility

Relevant others you need to work with when planning for incidents involving animals and their role in such incidents

Lines and methods of communication and reporting in the workplace

How to communicate clearly and effectively with others

How to treat others with respect and consideration, taking account of and accepting diversity

Different sources of information available that can inform your understanding of incidents involving animals and how to access them

Types of characteristics of incidents involving animals in your area and their impact

The importance of techniques for incidents involving animals and how to use them in the planning process

Methods and techniques of preventing incidents involving animals

Different resources available to respond to incidents involving animals

How resources can be used to control incidents involving animals

Overview

This standard is about preparing and planning for incidents involving animals.  It covers your ability to identify and gather information and use it to contribute to national, regional or local strategies and operational plans for dealing with incidents involving animals. It includes assessing animal risks for your area of coverage, identifying resources and developing plans for incidents involving animals. As part of this standard you will be expected to work with other agencies and owners/responsible persons.

 

This standard is recommended for those who have a strategic, tactical or operational role in dealing with incidents involving animals.

Target group

NOS Knowledge and understanding

You need to know and understand:

Health and safety

K1

Safe working practices of your organisation when responding to incidents involving animals

K2

Hazards and risks of incidents involving animals affecting people, property and the environment

K3

How to use risk assessment information to make decisions

K4

How to apply decisions based on the assessment of risk

K5

Your organisation’s control measures to mitigate risk

Organisational

K6

Policies and procedures that apply to your role in planning for incidents involving animals

K7

Protocol to be followed that applies to your role in planning for incidents involving animals

K8

Systems, tools, methods and templates suitable to use when  planning  information for incidents involving animals

K9

Your organisation’s requirements for maintaining plans for incidents involving animals

Personal and interpersonal

K10

Your role and responsibilities for planning and preparing for incidents involving animals including your area of responsibility

K11

Relevant others you need to work with when planning for incidents involving animals and their role in such incidents

K12

Lines and methods of communication and reporting in the workplace

K13

How to communicate clearly and effectively with others

K14

How to treat others with respect and consideration, taking account of and accepting diversity

Technical

K15

Different sources of information available that can inform your understanding of incidents involving animals and how to access them

K16

Types of characteristics of incidents involving animals in your area and their impact

K17

The importance of techniques for incidents involving animals and how to use them in the planning process

K18

Methods and techniques of preventing incidents involving animals

K19

Different resources available to respond to incidents involving animals

K20

How resources can be used to control incidents involving animals

NOS Performance criteria

You must be able to:

Plan for incidents involving animals

P1

Agree your role and responsibilities for responding to incidents involving animals with relevant others in your organisation

P2

Gather information about animal risk characteristics that are factors within your location and area of responsibility

P3

Interpret sources of information identified about incidents involving animals in line with the requirements of your role within your role

P4

Gather information that is up to date, relevant and meets your organisation’s knowledge requirements for incidents involving animals

P5

Identify risks of incidents involving animals to people, property and the environment in line with organisational risk assessment procedures

P6

Identify control measures to reduce risk to people, property and the environment in line with organisational risk assessment procedures

P7

Monitor data to identify triggers of increased risk of incidents involving animals in line with organisational risk assessment procedures

P8

Contribute to risk management plans in line with organisational requirements organisation

P9

Develop up to date plans for incidents involving animals from information gathered in line with organisation requirements

P10

Establish the range of resources available to respond to incidents involving animals in line with organisational procedures

P11

Allocate resources to animal incident plans to meet your organisation’s requirements for response to incidents involving animals and animal rescue response strategy

P12

Share information about plans for incidents involving animals with relevant others in line with organisational procedures

Additional Information

Scope/range

 

  1. Sources and types of information
    • 1.1 Specialist animal rescue information
    • 1.2 Location, use and transportation data
    • 1.3 Local and national capability registers
    • 1.4 Local, strategic and major incident fire and rescue plans and strategies
    • 1.5 Historical incident information
    • 1.6 National, regional and local animal rescue strategies
    • 1.7 Polices, guidance, standard operating procedures and risk assessments relevant to incidents involving animals
    • 1.8 Relevant software and tools
  2. Characteristics of incidents involving animals
    • 2.1 Animal behaviour
    • 2.2 Human behaviour
    • 2.3 Control of animals (including physical and chemical control)
    • 2.4 Trigger points
    • 2.5 Generic risks take on a dynamic nature where animals involved
  3. Risks
    • 3.1 Health and safety risks to people
    • 3.2 Property, economic and commercial risk
    • 3.3 Environmental risk
    • 3.4 Risk management plans, such as Integrated Risk Management plans and Community Risk Registers
  4. Others
    • 4.1 BARTA (British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association)
    • 4.2 CFOA  ARPF (Animal Rescue Practitioners Forum)
    • 4.3 Colleagues
    • 4.4 Owners/responsible persons
    • 4.5 Vets
    • 4.6 RSPCA
    • 4.7 SSPCA
    • 4.8 USPCA
    • 4.9 Trading standards
    • 4.10 DEFRA
    • 4.11 Emergency services
    • 4.12 Utility companies
    • 4.13 Media
    • 4.14 Members of the public
    • 4.15 Transport services
    • 4.16 Search and Rescue Teams
    • 4.17 Local and National Authorities
    • 4.18 Research agencies
    • 4.19 Voluntary agencies
    • 4.20 Other agencies
  5. Resources
    • 5.1 Internal resources
    • 5.2 External resources
    • 5.3 Personnel and their capabilities
    • 5.4 veterinary/specialist support
    • 5.5 Equipment

Links to other NOS

It is expected that this NOS will be used and applied in conjunction with other NOS which are applicable to your role in fire and rescue.

 

External Links

Fire & Rescue Operational Guidance - GRA 2.5 – Large animal rescues’ is available, and has been developed to provide UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) personnel with additional understanding and awareness of incidents involving animals.