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Control measure
Cutting away


Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Expose fire by cutting away

Understand the following:

  • Circumstances when cutting away is/is not appropriate
  • Appropriate methods for cutting away
  • Appropriate equipment for cutting away

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Cutting away

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Assess adjoining compartments prior to cutting away
  • Select and use appropriate tools for cutting away
  • Identify structural members which may be affected by cutting away activities
  • Identify and isolate power supplies where necessary prior to cutting away