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Control measure
Incident ground safety management

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Level 1

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Safety organisation on the incident ground including risk information

Understand:

  • The safety responsibilities which can be undertaken through command support

Safety briefings

Understand:

  • The need for safety briefings and their content

Safety officer

Understand:

  • The responsibilities of the safety sector commander role
  • The responsibilities of the safety officer

Safety in sectors

Understand:

  • The management of safety in sectors

Safety at multi-agency incidents

Understand:

  • The means to acquire and communicate risk information via other agencies

Provision of risk information

Understand:

  • The relevant sources of risk information

Practical application

Tactical action Learning outcome

Ensure that everyone on the incident ground is fully briefed on the current hazards, specific risks and control measures including other agencies and organisations

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Confirm risks and implications for personnel and the community
  • Perform and/or arrange for safety briefings to all personnel on the incident ground

Appoint suitably competent safety officers to observe specific hazards and/or activities or monitor risks to personnel at the incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the need for, appoint and brief suitably competent safety officers

Establish and communicate the emergency evacuation and tactical withdrawal plan to everyone on the incident ground

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Develop emergency evacuation and tactical withdrawal plans and communicate them to all personnel and attending agencies

Inform everyone at an incident of the location of the muster point

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Clearly define and communicate the location of the muster point

Ensure there has been a roll call of fire service and all other personnel at the scene following an emergency evacuation

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Perform a roll call of fire service and other personnel following agreed procedures

Level 2

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Safety organisation on the incident ground including risk information

Understand:

  • The safety responsibilities, which can be undertaken through command support

Safety briefings

Understand:

  • The need for safety briefings and their content

Safety officer

Understand:

  • The responsibilities of the safety sector commander role
  • The responsibilities of the safety officer

Safety within sectors

Understand:

  • The management of safety in sectors

Safety at multi-agency incidents

Understand:

  • The means to acquire and communicate risk information via other agencies

Provision of risk information

Understand:

  • The relevant sources of risk information

Practical application

Tactical action Learning outcome

Ensure that everyone on the incident ground is fully briefed on the current hazards, specific risks and control measures including other agencies and organisations

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Confirm risks and implications for personnel and the community
  • Perform and/or arrange for safety briefings to all personnel on the incident ground

Appoint suitably competent safety officers to observe specific hazards and/or activities or monitor risks to personnel at the incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the need for, appoint and brief suitably competent safety officers
Instigate a safety sector at large or complex incidents under the control of a safety sector commander

Establish and communicate the emergency evacuation and tactical withdrawal plan to everyone on the incident ground

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Develop emergency evacuation and tactical withdrawal plans and communicate them to all personnel and attending agencies

Inform everyone at an incident of the location of the muster point

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Clearly define and communicate the location of the muster point

Ensure there has been a roll call of fire service and all other personnel at the scene following an emergency evacuation

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Perform a roll call of fire service and other personnel following agreed procedures