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Operate and apply BA entry control systems

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Foundation element Learning outcome

Using BA procedures and processes to effectively control BA operations

Understand:

  • The capabilities and limitations of breathing apparatus entry control procedures
  • The testing and checks applicable to breathing apparatus entry control boards
  • The responsibilities of a breathing apparatus entry control operative
  • The process for establishing a breathing apparatus entry control point
  • The procedure to check in breathing apparatus wearers through a breathing apparatus entry control point
  • The procedure to checkout breathing apparatus wearers through a breathing apparatus entry control point
  • The methods and techniques used to monitor feedback from breathing apparatus teams
  • The methods and equipment used to record feedback from breathing apparatus teams
  • The methods used to provide the relevant incident/ sector commander with up-to-date information
  • The process used to implement emergency procedures when necessary
  • The processes used to support breathing apparatus sector operations
  • The additional responsibilities of a BA entry control operative appropriate to the following procedures:
    • Pre-incident
    • All incident
    • Stage 1 BA entry control
    • Stage 2 BA entry control
    • BA entry control point supervision
    • BA sector command
    • Single BA wearer
    • Re-entry into a risk area
    • Search and rescue within structures
    • Guidelines and branch guidelines
  • The use of BA entry control telemetry systems and procedures to monitor BA wearers, in conjunction with the learning outcomes above

Practical application

Foundation element Learning outcome

Use BA procedures and processes to effectively control BA operations

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use appropriate breathing apparatus entry control procedures operating within the capabilities and limitations of BA entry control systems
  • Use appropriate testing and checks for breathing apparatus control boards
  • Perform the responsibilities of a breathing apparatus entry control operative
  • Perform the process for establishing a breathing apparatus entry control point
  • Perform appropriate procedures to check in breathing apparatus wearers through a breathing apparatus entry control point
  • Perform appropriate procedures to checkout breathing apparatus wearers through a breathing apparatus entry control point
  • Use appropriate methods and techniques used to monitor feedback from breathing apparatus teams
  • The use of appropriate methods and equipment to record feedback from breathing apparatus teams
  • Use appropriate methods to provide the relevant incident/ sector commander with up-to-date information
  • Perform the process to implement emergency procedures when necessary
  • Perform the processes to support breathing apparatus sector operations
  • Perform the additional responsibilities of a BA entry control operative appropriate to the following procedures:
    • Pre-incident
    • All incident
    • BA entry control
    • Stage 2 BA entry control
    • BA entry control point supervision
    • BA sector
    • Single BA wearer
    • Re-entry into a risk area
    • Search and rescue within structures
    • Guidelines and branch guidelines
  • Use BA entry control telemetry systems and procedures to monitor BA wearers, in conjunction with the learning outcomes above