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Control measure
Clean line principle: Working near, on or in water

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Clean line principle: Working near, on or in water

Understand:

  • The elements of the clean line principle
  • That personnel should have an alternative means of releasing lines if they present a hazard
  • When collective or personal work restraint systems can be used
  • The benefits of using releasable flotation devices and lighting when using lines

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Apply the clean line principle at water rescue incidents

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply the clean line principle at water rescue incidents

Deploy appropriate work restraint systems at water rescue incidents

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure collective or personal work restraint systems are used appropriately

Ensure personnel have the means to release lines if they present a hazard at a water rescue incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure personnel have an alternative means to release lines if they present a hazard