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Control measure
Risk assessment at an incident

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Risk assessment at an incident

Understand:

  • The duty of care
  • How to establish a safe working area
  • How to perform an effective risk assessment
  • The concepts of hazards, risks and control measures
  • The HSE hierarchy of control

Types of risk assessments

Understand:

  • The appropriate use of:
    • Individual risk assessments
    • Dynamic risk assessments
    • Analytical risk assessments

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Carry out dynamic risk assessments, identify hazards, evaluate risk and implement safe systems of work

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply the elements of the dynamic risk assessment process to inform the operational plan
  • Identify hazards and evaluate risks
  • Select the most appropriate control measures
  • Develop, maintain and review safe systems of work throughout the incident

Identify and communicate the hazard area and establish a safe working area as soon as is practicable

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the need for personnel to operate in the hazard area
  • Establish a safe working area
  • Ensure personnel are aware of the hazards, the hazard area and the safe working area

Continually review the risk assessment using situational awareness gathered as the incident progresses

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure risk assessments are based on current information, including that obtained through situational awareness

Carry out and formally record analytical risk assessments at suitable intervals

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the appropriate point and suitable intervals to carry out analytical risk assessments
  • Formally record the analytical risk assessments

Communicate findings of analytical risk assessments to all personnel, the fire control room and other agencies

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Communicate findings of analytical risk assessments to all personnel, the fire control room and other agencies

Ensure that all personnel are briefed on the current hazards, risks and control measures

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Communicate hazards, risks and control measures to all personnel