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Control measure

Identify and control the hazard area around a slurry pit or lagoon

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Identify and control the hazard area around the slurry pit or lagoon

Understand:

  • Appropriate cordon controls for Slurry pits and lagoons
  • The limited reasons why fire and rescue personnel may enter a Slurry pit or lagoon hazard area
  • The use of the following when entry to a slurry pit or lagoon hazard area is unavoidable:
    • Risk assessment
    • Safe systems of work
    • Control measures
    • Specialist resources/advice
    • Appropriate PPE/RPE

Refer to – Establish appropriate cordon controls – Incident command training specification

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Identify and control the hazard area around the slurry pit or lagoon

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply appropriate cordon controls for slurry pits and lagoons
  • Use the following when entry to a slurry pit or lagoon hazard area is unavoidable:
    • Risk assessment
    • Safe systems of work
    • Control measures
    • Specialist resources/advice
    • Appropriate PPE/RPE

Refer to – Establish appropriate cordon controls – Incident command training specification