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Control measure

Extrication of personnel from cable entanglement

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Extrication of personnel from cable entanglement

Understand: 

  • When and why procedures for extrication from cable entanglement should be put in place  
  • Emergency procedures for extrication due to entrapment from cables  
  • Cable entanglement self-release techniques

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Extrication of personnel from cable entanglement

Demonstrate the ability to: 

  • Identify and communicate the presence of cables to personnel entering the hazard area 
  • Apply service procedures where cables may be present and there may be a risk of cable entanglement 
  • Establish emergency procedures for cable entanglement  
  • Self-extricate from cable entanglement 
  • Rescue personnel from a cable entanglement using service procedures