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Control measure

Work-related road safety

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Effective management of work-related road safety

Understand:

  • The benefits of managing work-related road safety
  • The benefits of standard messages being used for mobilisation
  • The impact of fatigue and stress on road safety
  • The dangers of multi-tasking while driving
  • The need for all personnel to wear seatbelts while travelling

Road safety for the public

Understand:

  • The benefits of educating members of the public about the actions to take when encountering emergency vehicles
  • How education for members of the public could be delivered

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Take account of the impact of fatigue, stress, working time regulations and driving time regulations when assigning drivers to incidents

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recognise the impacts of fatigue or stress on work-related road safety
  • Ensure there is adherence to working time regulations and driving time regulations when assigning drivers to incidents

Ensure that work-related driving is carried out in accordance with fire and rescue service policies

All personnel: Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure work-related driving adheres to service policies and procedures

Notify the incident commander if they become unfit or unable to carry out work-related driving while attending an incident

All personnel: Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recognise why personnel may become unfit or unable to carry out work-related driving

Notify their fire and rescue service if they become unfit or unable to carry out work-related driving before attending an incident

All personnel: Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recognise why personnel may be unfit or unable to carry out work-related driving

Comply with legislation, ensure seatbelts are worn and avoid activities that could compromise their safety while travelling

All personnel: Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure all personnel wear seatbelts while travelling
  • Ensure all personnel avoid activities that could compromise their safety while travelling