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Control measure
Isolate power supplies for on-site machinery

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Isolate power supplies to reduce risk of injury or damage to equipment from on-site machinery

Understand: 

  • The use of  on-site machinery prior to isolating or locking out 
  • The potential implications and risks associated with isolating or locking out  on-site machinery 
  • The types of power supplies to  on-site machinery 
  • Where and how to isolate  on-site machinery 
  • The available on-site control measures when  machinery has been isolated 
  • The built-in safety design features associated with  on-site machinery 
  • The potential benefits or risks associated with maintaining live industrial processes during firefighting operations

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Isolate power supplies to reduce risk of injury or damage to equipment from on-site machinery

Demonstrate the ability to: 

  • Work with on-site or specialist personnel to isolate power supplies to on-site machinery 
  • Determine the impact on business continuity when isolating power to on-site machinery 
  • Use safe systems of work when operating at incidents involving on-site machinery