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Use BA search and rescue procedures

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Foundation element Learning outcome

Searching for casualties and fire in an irrespirable atmosphere

Understand:

  • The rationale for using the directional search procedure as a BA wearer
  • The rationale for using the compartment search procedure as a BA wearer
  • The procedure for searching larger compartments as a BA team member
  • The benefits of using search plans to assist BA operations
  • The equipment used to achieve specific search objectives as a BA wearer
  • The procedures for negotiating specific hazards whilst carrying out a search as a BA wearer

Locating casualties

Understand:

  • The information required prior to searching for casualties as a BA team member
  • The procedure to be adopted by BA wearers when a casualty is discovered within a risk area
  • The procedure to be adopted by BA wearers when multiple casualties are discovered within a risk area

Practical application

Foundation element Learning outcome

Search for casualties and fire in an irrespirable atmosphere

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Confirm the search procedures to be used
  • Perform directional search procedures as a BA wearer
  • Perform compartment search procedures as a BA wearer
  • Perform search procedures as a BA team member of varying numbers, appropriate to tasks
  • Perform search procedures as a BA team member within various environments
  • Perform search procedures within large compartments as a BA team member
  • Use Site Specific Risk Information (SSRI) and search plans to assist BA search operations
  • Use appropriate equipment to achieve specific search objectives as a BA wearer
  • Use procedures for negotiating specific hazards whilst carrying out a search as a BA wearer

Locate casualties

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Gather and use information required prior to searching for casualties as a BA team member
  • Use appropriate procedures to be adopted when a casualty is discovered within a risk area
  • Use appropriate procedures to be adopted when multiple casualties are discovered within a risk area