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Control measure

Assess current and forecast weather conditions

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Assess current and forecast weather conditions

Understand:

  • The impact of weather conditions on:
    • Operations
    • Health and safety of personnel
  • How to obtain and monitor forecast weather conditions
  • How microclimates are produced
  • How to use current and forecast weather conditions to inform:
    • Tactical planning
    • Risk assessment of an incident

 

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Access past, present and future weather information from sources such as the Met Office

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Monitor current weather conditions and obtain weather forecasts from accurate sources to assess the impact on the incident

Request and review up-to-date weather forecasts

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Incorporate weather forecasts in reviews of the incident, including tactical planning and risk assessments