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Use navigation techniques and equipment whilst wearing breathing apparatus for respiratory protection

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Foundation element Learning outcome

Navigating when wearing breathing apparatus in a limited visibility environment

Understand:

  • The hazards associated with navigating in various risk environments whilst wearing breathing apparatus
  • The procedures and techniques for safe movement as a BA team member within a risk area
  • The navigational techniques appropriate to movement of BA wearers within the risk area
  • The methods used to maintain close personal contact with BA team members
  • The methods that a firefighter and the team can apply to retrace their steps along a path of entry
  • The benefits of providing regular updates to the breathing apparatus entry control operative

Practical application

Foundation element Learning outcome

Navigating when wearing breathing apparatus in a limited visibility environment

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the hazards when navigating in various risk environments whilst wearing breathing apparatus
  • Perform the procedures and techniques for safe movement as a BA team member within a risk area
  • Perform appropriate navigational techniques for the movement of BA wearers within the risk area
  • Use appropriate methods to enable a BA team to retrace steps along a path of entry
  • Use appropriate methods to maintain close personal contact with BA team members
  • Perform the approved methods to search for fire and casualties
  • Use appropriate equipment to achieve specific search objectives
  • Perform the approved methods for providing regular updates to the breathing apparatus entry control operative