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Control measure

Use effective navigation

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Maps

Understand:

  • The benefits of using maps, as an alternative or supplement to navigation aids

Navigation aids

Understand:

  • The available navigation aids and how to use them effectively

Interoperability and major or civil emergencies

Understand:

  • The benefits of using:
    • The civil protection common map symbology
    • The Mapping for Emergencies service

Ordnance Survey information

Understand:

  • The benefits of learning how to effectively use maps

Grid references

Understand:

  • Ordnance Survey grid references
  • How to convert the different types of grid reference

what3words

Understand:

  • How the what3words application works

Local features

Understand:

  • What local features exist that may cause delays when navigating to an incident

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Confirm the location of the incident and respond using pre-planned routes or GIS mapping systems

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Determine the most appropriate routes to incidents
  • Use the Mapping or Emergencies service if appropriate

 

Use topography and map reading skills to aid navigation to an incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recognise symbols and scales on:
    • Service mapping systems
    • Ordnance Survey maps

Use appropriate navigation aids when locating and responding to incidents

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use:
    • Satellite navigation systems
    • GPS devices
    • Mapping systems
    • Other available applications

Contact rail, bridge, ferry or other operators if their services and activities may affect response times

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Obtain information about local features that may cause delays when navigating to an incident
  • Contact transport operators to request assistance if their services or activities may affect response times