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Control measure
Signs and symptoms of exposure

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Signs and symptoms of exposure

Understand: 

  • The recognition signs and symptoms in people who have been exposed to hazardous materials from ingestion, contact with skin or eyes, inhalation, injection through cuts 
  • The important information that can be gained from monitoring people that have been exposed to hazardous materials 
  • The terms acute and chronic in relation to the development of symptoms when people have been exposed to hazardous materials 
  • The Step 1-2-3 Plus – Safety triggers for emergency personnel 

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Signs and symptoms of exposure

Demonstrate the ability to: 

  • Identify signs and symptoms of exposure to hazardous materials
  • Understand the routes of exposure
  • Understand the differences between chronic and acute effects
  • Use the Step 1-2-3 Plus – Safety triggers for emergency personnel