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Control measure

Substance identification: Biological agents

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Gather information and recognise symbols, labels and other marking to identify biological agents

Understand:

  • Classification and labelling of biological agents
  • Signage identifying the presence of biological agents
  • Situations where biological agents may be encountered
  • Biological agent transport categories
  • Triple packaging systems

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Gather information and recognise symbols, labels and other marking to identify biological agents

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use signs, labels and markings to identify the presence of biological agents
  • Identify and interpret biological agent incident information and where appropriate use detection equipment
  • Use specialist advice to identify biological agent information

Refer to – Substance identification – Hazardous materials training specification