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Control measure
Personal protective equipment (PPE): Animal incidents

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

The use of appropriate PPE when dealing with animals

Understand:

  • The limitations of regular firefighting PPE to provide protection from animals
  • Why regular PPE may cause distress to animals
  • The type, use and benefits of specialist PPE at animal incidents
  • Hygiene and decontamination procedures when dealing with animals

Refer to – Personal protective equipment (PPE) – Operations training specification

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

The use of appropriate PPE when dealing with animals

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Risk-assess activities involving animals to determine the appropriate and safe use of PPE
  • Use and wear appropriate PPE at animal incidents
  • Use PPE in a way that it does not cause distress to the animal
  • Apply hygiene and decontamination procedures when dealing with animals

Refer to – Personal protective equipment (PPE) – Operations training specification