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Control measure
Establish appropriate cordon controls

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Level 1

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Cordons

Understand:

  • Why cordons are used at incidents and the agencies responsible for their implementation

Inner cordon

Understand:

  • The use of inner cordons and gateway controls

Outer cordon

Understand:

  • The use of outer cordons

Practical application

Tactical action Learning outcome

Ensure that appropriate inner and outer cordons are established, identified and communicated following an assessment of risk to crews, other agencies and the public

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the need for and develop cordon controls to minimise risk, including safe working distances for specific risks

Control access to the inner cordon using methods proportionate to the size and complexity of the incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Develop and communicate appropriate gateway control systems

Implement exclusion zones where intolerable risks to safety are identified

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify significant risk areas and develop and communicate appropriate exclusion zones to minimise risk

Request the police to establish a traffic cordon where necessary

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the need for police control where appropriate and request their attendance

Level 2

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Cordons

Understand:

  • Why cordons are used at incidents and agencies responsible for their implementation
Inner cordon

Understand:

  • The use of inner cordons and gateway controls

Outer cordon

Understand:

  • The use of outer cordons

Practical application

Tactical action Learning outcome

Ensure that appropriate inner and outer cordons are established, identified and communicated following an assessment of risk to crews, other agencies and the public

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the need for and develop cordon controls to minimise risk, including safe working distances for specific risks

Control access to the inner cordon using methods proportionate to the size and complexity of the incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Develop and communicate appropriate gateway control systems

Implement exclusion zones where intolerable risks to safety are identified

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify significant risk areas and develop and communicate appropriate exclusion zones to minimise risk

Request the police to establish a traffic cordon where necessary

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the need for police control where appropriate and request their attendance