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Control measure

Hierarchy of control

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Hierarchy of control

Understand:

  • How risks should be reduced to the lowest reasonably practicable level by taking preventative measures, in order of priority
  • The order of preventative measures:
    • Elimination
    • Substitution
    • Engineering controls
    • Administrative controls
    • Personal protective clothes and equipment

 

 

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Consider the hierarchy of control when deciding which control measures to implement

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Implement appropriate control measures to control a hazard following the hierarchy

 

Manage risk in the physical environment using a hierarchy of control approach

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Take appropriate action to manage risk in the physical environment using the hierarchy of control

Establish a safe working environment for personnel and other emergency responders

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Establish a safe working environment for personnel and other emergency responders