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Use BA entry control procedures

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Foundation element Learning outcome

Using BA entry control procedures

Understand:

  • The rationale for using BA entry control procedures whenever BA is worn
  • The purpose of the BA entry control point
  • Where BA entry control points should be established
  • How BA entry control points should be referenced
  • How BA teams should be identified via the BA entry control point
  • The purpose of a bridgehead or forward control point
  • The factors to be taken into account when determining the location of a bridgehead or forward control point

Working in accordance with Stage 1 BA entry control

Understand:

  • The circumstances where Stage 1 entry control procedures apply

Working in accordance with Stage 2 BA entry control

Understand:

  • The circumstances where Stage 2 entry control procedures apply
  • The additional provisions which should be established prior to the implementation of Stage 2 BA entry control procedures

Provision of a BA entry control point supervision

Understand:

  • The circumstances when a BA entry control point supervisor should be appointed

Provision of a BA Sector

Understand:

  • The circumstances when a BA Sector should be established
  • The process for the establishment of a BA Sector

Working in accordance with rapid/initial deployment procedures

Understand:

  • The circumstances when rapid/initial deployment may be undertaken
  • The protocols to be applied during rapid/initial deployment of BA wearers
  • The responsibilities of BA wearers using rapid deployment procedures

Working in accordance with single BA wearer procedures

Understand:

  • The circumstances when BA single wearer procedures are permissible
  • The responsibilities of a single BA wearer
  • The responsibilities of the monitoring crew member

Deploying as a BA wearer

Understand:

  • The considerations before deploying BA wearers
  • The roles responsible for the deployment of BA wearers

Re-entering a risk area as a BA wearer

Understand:

  • The conditions and controls applicable to re-entry of BA wearers
  • The responsibilities of BA wearers for re-entering a risk area

Using BA in conjunction with Aerial appliances and ladders

Understand:

  • The protocols surrounding the use of BA in conjunction with aerial appliances and ladders

Practical application

Foundation element Learning outcome

Use BA entry control procedures

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use appropriate BA entry control procedures, whenever BA is worn
  • Confirm understanding of a received brief prior to entering risk areas
  • Report factors that do not conform to procedures for the positioning and use of BA entry control points
  • Report factors that do not conform to procedures for the positioning and use of bridgehead or forward control points

Work in accordance with Stage 1 BA entry control

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Perform allocated tasks in accordance with Stage 1 entry control procedures

Work  in accordance with Stage 2 BA entry control

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Perform allocated tasks in accordance with Stage 2 entry control procedures

Provision of BA entry control point supervision

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the BA entry control point supervisor

Provision of a BA Sector

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and report to the BA Sector commander
  • Use appropriate equipment and skills to assist with the functions of the BA Sector

Work in accordance with rapid/initial deployment procedures

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use of BA initial/rapid deployment procedures in accordance with operational practice
  • Perform effective communications with the initial/rapid deployed BA team
  • Perform effective communication with subsequent BA entry control operatives
  • Perform initial /rapid deployment procedures to ensure;
    • Tallies are placed in the entry control board
    • Time in recorded on the tally (or automated)
    • Brief is received, understood and confirmed prior to deployment

Work in accordance with single BA wearer procedures

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use BA single wearer procedures in accordance with operational practice
  • Select an appropriate position from which to maintain visual contact the BA wearer
  • Use active monitoring to ensure that single BA wearers operate safely within the risk environment
  • Use effective communication to establish and maintain communication with the BA wearer and the incident commander

Deploy as a BA wearer

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the circumstances where personal use of BA is required
  • Use appropriate procedures and safe systems of work to deploy as a BA wearer

Re-enter a risk area as a BA wearer

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use re-entry procedures in accordance with operational procedures
  • Confirm fitness to carry out the identified task
  • Confirm understanding of the brief, received prior to deployment

Use BA in conjunction with aerial appliances and ladders

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use ladders to access and make egress from risk areas whilst wearing BA
  • Use appropriate procedures for working from aerial appliances whilst wearing BA
  • Use appropriate systems to maintain communication with operators of ladders and aerial appliances