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Control measure

Manage risk from psychological hazards

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Managing risk from psychological hazards

Understand:

  • The need for post-incident processes to support employees affected by  psychological hazards such as traumatic incidents, including:
    • Operational personnel
    • Fire control personnel
  • The potential impacts of psychological hazards such as traumatic incidents
  • Methods to minimise the impact of traumatic incidents
  • The benefits of critical incident debriefs

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Consider seeking the assistance of other agencies when dealing with traumatic incidents

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Obtain assistance from other appropriate agencies to reduce the impact of traumatic incidents on personnel

Minimise the number of personnel exposed to traumatic scenes where possible

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Minimise the number of personnel exposed to traumatic scenes

Erect screens to restrict the view of traumatic scenes

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use screens or appropriate cordons to restrict the view of traumatic scenes

Instigate post-incident processes for the support of personnel exposed to psychological hazards

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify personnel who may be affected by psychological hazards
  • Use the agreed service protocol to support personnel affected by psychological hazards