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Control measure

Risk assessment at an incident

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Level 1

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Risk assessment at an incident

Understand:

  • The process for risk assessment
  • The risk concepts used in effective risk assessment
  • The concept and process of analytical risk assessment
  • The concept and process of dynamic risk assessment
  • The concept and process of individual risk assessment

Tactical mode

Understand:

  • The rationale for declaring tactical modes

Types of tactical mode

Understand:

  • Offensive mode
  • Defensive mode

Hazard areas

Understand:

  • When, where and how hazard areas are used

Using tactical modes when sectors are in use

Understand:

  • The use of offensive and defensive tactical modes in sectors

Announcement of tactical mode

Understand:

  • When, how and to whom tactical modes are announced

Change in tactical mode

Understand:

  • When tactical modes may change
  • The process for changing tactical modes

Emergency evacuation and tactical withdrawal

Understand:

  • Developing plans for emergency evacuation or tactical withdrawal
  • The process for emergency evacuation
  • The process for tactical withdrawal

Practical application

Tactical action Learning outcome

Carry out a dynamic risk assessment, identify hazards, evaluate risk and implement safe systems of work

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Perform a dynamic risk assessment to quickly determine the nature of risks and the appropriate responses

Identify and communicate the hazard area and establish a safe working area as soon as is practicable

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and communicate hazard areas to establish safe working areas and define tactical modes

Continually review the risk assessment using situational awareness gathered from active monitoring as the incident progresses

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use situational awareness to provide a continual risk assessment process throughout an incident and to update risk assessments and amend incident plans

Declare the tactical mode and communicate to all personnel and fire control

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use appropriate rationale and effective communication techniques for declaring an appropriate tactical mode

Review and revise the tactical mode as necessary following active monitoring of the incident and consultation with sector commanders

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and change relevant tactical modes based on additional information received from a variety of sources

Communicate any change in the tactical mode of a sector of the incident to all personnel

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Communicate changes to tactical modes to all relevant personnel

Instigate a tactical withdrawal of personnel when the mode changes from offensive to defensive

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the need for and use the agreed procedures to perform a tactical withdrawal of personnel

Level 2

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Risk assessment at an incident

Understand:

  • The process for risk assessment
  • The risk concepts used in effective risk assessment
  • The concept and process of analytical risk assessment
  • The concept and process of dynamic risk assessment
  • The concept and process of individual risk assessment

Tactical mode

Understand:

  • How to explain the rationale for the declaration of tactical modes

Types of tactical mode

Understand:

  • How to describe offensive mode
  • How to describe defensive mode

Hazard areas

Understand:

  • When, where and how hazard areas are used

Using tactical modes when sectors are in use

Understand:

  • The use of offensive and defensive tactical modes within sectors

Announcement of tactical mode

Understand:

  • When, how and to whom tactical modes are announced

Change in tactical mode

Understand:

  • When tactical modes may change
  • The process for changing of tactical modes

Emergency evacuation and tactical withdrawal

Understand:

  • How to evaluate developing plans for emergency evacuation or tactical withdrawal
  • How to evaluate the process for emergency evacuation
  • How to evaluate the process for tactical withdrawal

Practical application

Tactical action Learning outcome

Identify and communicate the hazard area and establish a safe working area as soon as is practicable

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and communicate hazard areas to establish safe working areas and define tactical modes

Continually review the risk assessment using situational awareness gathered from active monitoring as the incident progresses

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use situational awareness to provide a continual risk assessment process throughout an incident and to update risk assessments and amend incident plans

Declare the tactical mode and communicate to all personnel and fire control

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use appropriate rationale and effective communication techniques for declaring an appropriate tactical mode

Review and revise the tactical mode as necessary following active monitoring of the incident and consultation with sector commanders

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and change relevant tactical modes based on additional information received from a variety of sources

Communicate any change in the tactical mode of a sector of the incident to all personnel

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Communicate changes to tactical modes to all relevant personnel

Instigate a tactical withdrawal of personnel when the mode changes from offensive to defensive

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the need for and use the agreed procedures to perform a tactical withdrawal of personnel

Instigate the completion of an analytical risk assessment and record significant findings

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Perform an analytical risk assessment using the agreed procedure and resources