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Recognise the signs of physiological and psychological stress

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Foundation element Learning outcome

Identifying the signs of physiological and psychological stress and take appropriate action

Understand:

  • The physiology of respiration in relation to wearing breathing apparatus
  • The impact of the working environment on the breathing apparatus wearer
  • The signs and symptoms of physiological and psychological stress in those required to wear breathing apparatus
  • The  procedures for dealing with individuals who show signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses, whilst wearing breathing apparatus
  • The procedures for dealing with individuals who show signs and symptoms of psychological stress, whilst wearing breathing apparatus
  • The arrangements for BA instructor welfare

Practical application

Foundation element Learning outcome

Identify the signs of physiological and psychological stress and take appropriate action

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the impact of the working environment on the physiology and psychology of the breathing apparatus wearer
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of physiological and psychological stress in those  required to wear breathing apparatus
  • Use procedures for dealing with individuals who show signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses, whilst wearing breathing apparatus
  • Use procedures for dealing with individuals who show signs and symptoms of psychological stress, whilst wearing breathing apparatus
  • Use appropriate arrangements for BA instructor welfare