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Control measure
Cordon control: Unstable structures

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Cordon control: Unstable structures

Understand:  

  • The importance of establishing cordons in the early stages of an incident when a structure may be unstable  
  • The factors that will influence cordon distance for structures with potential for partial or structural collapse 
  • How to identify portal or rigid frame construction 
  • The hazards associated with portal or rigid frame construction 
  • The additional considerations when establishing safe cordons for unstable structures 
  • Who can provide specialist advice and assistance regarding cordons at incidents involving unstable structures

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Cordon control: Unstable structures

Demonstrate the ability to:  

  • Gather relevant information to enable the evaluation and monitoring of the potential footprint of collapse and debris 
  • Identify the appropriate cordon distance for buildings with potential for partial or structural collapse  
  • Establish cordons safely, considering potential collapse of structures or equipment  
  • Seek and act upon specialist advice regarding cordons for unstable structure

Refer to Establish appropriate cordon controls – Incident command training specification