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Use procedures for dealing with BA emergencies

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Foundation element Learning outcome

Using BA emergency procedures when wearing breathing apparatus

Understand:

  • The purpose of emergency procedures
  • The circumstances when emergency procedures should be considered
  • The circumstances when emergency procedures must be initiated
  • The considerations for establishing BA emergency arrangements
  • The contingency and standby arrangements for BA emergency teams
  • The equipment which may be used by BA emergency teams
  • The minimum requirements for the provision of a BA emergency team
  • The procedures to be adopted in the event of becoming entrapped as a BA wearer
  • The role and responsibilities of a nominated BA emergency team member
  • The process for the deployment of BA emergency teams
  • The procedure to be followed should a BA wearer become distressed
  • The procedure to be adopted for the rescue of a colleague whilst wearing breathing apparatus
  • The actions to be taken in the event of a team member experiencing distress
  • The circumstances when partial BA set removal can be considered
  • The procedure for partial BA set removal
  • The BA emergency arrangements  to be applied at hazardous material incidents

Practical application

Foundation element Learning outcome

Using BA emergency procedures when wearing breathing apparatus

Demonstrate the ability to:        

  • Identify relevant circumstances when emergency arrangements should be considered
  • Identify relevant circumstances and initiate emergency procedures as a BA wearer
  • Use appropriate contingency and standby arrangements as a BA emergency team member
  • Selection and use of appropriate equipment which may be used by BA emergency teams
  • Use appropriate procedures to ensure the minimum requirements for the provision of a BA emergency team
  • Use appropriate procedures to be adopted in the event of becoming entrapped as a BA wearer
  • Perform the responsibilities of a nominated BA emergency team member
  • Use appropriate processes for deploying as a member of a BA emergency team
  • Use appropriate procedures to be followed in the event of a distressed BA wearer 
  • Use appropriate procedures to be adopted for the rescue a colleague whilst wearing breathing apparatus
  • Identify the circumstances when partial BA set removal is required
  • Use appropriate procedures for partial BA set removal