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Control measure

Provide and maintain appropriate vehicles

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Plan for, provide and maintain appropriate vehicles and their associated equipment, for attending the anticipated range of operational incidents

Understand:

  • The responsibilities of employers when providing work equipment
  • What an employer needs to do to protect employees in the workplace
  • The British Standards that relate to fire and rescue service vehicles (if relative to role)

Technology on-board vehicles

Understand:

  • The potential distraction of technology on-board vehicles

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Ensure personally owned vehicles used in connection with fire and rescue service work conform to the appropriate legislation, regulations and standards

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure personally owned vehicles being used for work purposes conform to the legislation and regulations for all road users

Use vehicles that are appropriate for the incident, in line with fire and rescue service policy

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use vehicles that are appropriate to the incident

Ensure vehicle checks and maintenance are carried out in line with fire and rescue service policy

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use vehicles that have been checked and maintained in line with service policies and procedures

Be aware of the potential distraction caused by the use of on-board technology

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Drive without being distracted by on-board vehicle technology