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Control measure

Undertake pre-planning


Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Risk assessments


  • The importance for risk assessments of operational activity based on risk management planning
  • The need for strategic risk assessments



  • The areas pre-planning should cover to protect employees
  • The preparations for the safety of operational personnel at incidents




  • Where further information about health and safety at work regulations can be found

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Implement appropriate control measures based on service risk assessment, procedures and training

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Pre-plan for incidents
  • Carry out risk assessments to support:
    • Identifying hazards
    • Applying appropriate control measures

Identify personnel who may require additional training on safety measures

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Take the appropriate action if personnel may require additional safety-related training