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Control measure

Avoid, contain or control animals

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Avoid, contain or control animals

Understand:

 

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Identify and communicate the presence of animals, and any associated hazards, to emergency responders and the public

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify and communicate the presence of animals, and any associated hazards, to emergency responders and the public

Minimise the stress response of animals

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Keep movement, lights and sound to a minimum in the vicinity of animals

Seek specialist advice or assistance for dealing with animals

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Obtain specialist advice or assistance for dealing with animals if required

Avoid, contain or control animals if necessary

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Avoid, contain or control animals if necessary

Ensure personnel do not touch or handle animals unless unavoidable

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Avoid unnecessary contact with animals
  • Ensure personnel do not touch or handle animals unless unavoidable

Consider contingency arrangements if personnel may become isolated in areas where animals present a risk

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify escape routes for personnel if they are in an area where animals may present a risk

Seek specialist advice about antidotes, antivenom or specialist treatment

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Obtain specialist or medical advice in the event of anyone being bitten, stung or injured by an animal