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Control measure

Evacuation and shelter


Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Evacuation of people


  • The hazards and risks associated with emergency evacuation
  • The potential behaviour of people in emergency situations
  • The emergency evacuation procedures for differing situations
  • The considerations for incorporating evacuation procedures into incident plans
  • The impact of disruption to transport networks whilst dealing with large numbers of people at transport related incidents
  • The wider impact of dealing with significant numbers of evacuated people

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Use appropriate systems to maintain the safety of people

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Liaise with the responsible person to obtain advice relating to evacuation arrangements
  • Identify where ‘evacuation’ or ‘stay put’ is appropriate and record rationale for decision
  • Perform an evacuation according to agreed service protocols
  • Recognise where the involvement of other agencies is required to assist evacuation
  • Identify the availability of emergency plans that support an evacuation
  • Develop an evacuation strategy using available information
  • Identify safe egress routes and refuge points
  • Identify where the behaviour of people may affect an evacuation
  • Put in place control measures to limit hazards to public and staff during evacuation
  • Establish welfare arrangements for people evacuated from transport incidents