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Control measure

Establish safe systems of work

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Awareness of the working environment

Understand:

  • The need for all personnel to have an awareness of the environment they are working in
  • The need for all personnel to be able to:
    • Identify hazards
    • Carry out individual risk assessments
    • Take appropriate action

Dynamic risk assessments

Understand:

  • The purpose of dynamic risk assessments

Communication about the safe system of work

Understand:

  • The need for providing relevant personnel and other emergency responders with information relating to:
    • The hazards and risks present
    • The control measures and safe systems of work that have been put in place

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Gather information from a variety of sources to gain accurate situational awareness and understanding

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Gain accurate situational awareness

 

Identify and react safely to new or unexpected hazards

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Gain a detailed awareness of the incident, the hazards present and risks to safety
  • Carry out dynamic risk assessments

Reduce risk by implementing appropriate control measures

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Implement appropriate control measures to reduce risk

Ensure that everyone on the incident ground, including those from other agencies, is fully briefed on the current hazards, risks and control measures

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Provide relevant personnel and other emergency responders with information including:
    • The hazards and risks
    • The control measures and safe systems of work in place

Communicate safety-critical information and unexpected developments to relevant personnel

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Communicate safety critical information including:
    • The location of the hazard area
    • Details of hazards and their location
    • Details of access, egress and escape routes