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Control measure

Cordon controls: Toxic materials

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Recognise the involvement of toxic materials and implement appropriate cordons

Understand:

  • The importance of initial cordon controls to reduce exposure and contamination
  • Instances when evacuation or shelter-in-place are necessary
  • Limits and levels of exposure guidance to assist with tactical decisions
  • Monitoring and/or modelling to determine protective actions
  • Health monitoring protocols for people affected by toxic materials

Refer to – Cordon controls – operations training specification

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Recognise the involvement of toxic materials and implement appropriate cordons

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Establish safe control and effective management of resources and the public
  • Asses and monitor the effect of weather on airborne toxic materials
  • Apply health surveillance procedures to monitor exposed responders

Refer to – Cordon controls – operations training specification