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Control measure

Safe system of work: Being alerted to respond to an incident

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Individual situational awareness

Understand:

  • Team safety protocol, including how to maintain individual situational awareness
  • The need to be vigilant for personal safety and the safety of team members
  • The need to be observant and able to identify and react safely to new or unexpected hazards
  • The importance of making appropriate decisions about how to respond to an incident, based on the information received
  • How physical and mental ability of personnel can be impaired by the transition from rest to response

Fire stations

Understand:

  • The impact of fire station alert systems, especially to personnel who are asleep while on call

Dress code

Understand:

  • The dress codes in place, and the rationale for compliance with them
  • The need for personnel to wear clothing and footwear that is appropriate to the weather and environment

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Be aware of the need to maintain individual situational awareness

All personnel: Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Consider the information received when alerted to respond to an incident
  • Make appropriate decisions about how to respond to an incident
  • Recognise the effect of transition from rest to response on the physical and mental ability of personnel

Follow team safety protocols

All personnel: Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Follow team safety protocol, which includes maintaining individual situational awareness
  • Be vigilant for personal safety and the safety of team members
  • Be observant and able to identify and react safely to new or unexpected hazards

Follow dress codes

All personnel: Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Follow the dress codes in place, which should be based on local risk assessments

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear having been alerted to respond to an incident

All personnel: Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, based on an risk assessment of activity, weather and the environment