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Control measure
Assess and monitor structural stability

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Assess and monitor structural integrity

Understand:  

  • Different types of building material and design 
  • How operational activity may affect structural stability  
  • The factors to identify when assessing and monitoring an unstable or collapsed structure and how to do this 
  • The considerations when assessing and monitoring an unstable or collapsed structure 
  • Factors that may affect structural stability 
  • Potential signs of collapse  
  • How specialist advisers may assist with assessing and monitoring structural stability 

See also Fires in buildings: Building Research Establishment supplementary information

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Assess and monitor structural integrity

Demonstrate the ability to:  

  • Identify and communicate the signs of potential building collapse 
  • Use appropriate methods to assess and monitor structural stability 
  • Consider the stability of surrounding structures 
  • Carry out the role of safety officer appropriately to monitor structural stability 
  • Seek and act upon appropriate specialist advice and assistance for the assessment and monitoring of structural stability