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Control measure
Warn, inform and advise people

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Warning, informing and advising people

Understand:

  • The relevant legislation regarding emergency services obligations to warn, inform and advise the public
  • The groups of people who may require warning, information, instruction and updates 
  • How appropriate warning, information, instruction and updates affect behaviours of people in emergency situations
  • How lack of appropriate warning, information, instruction and updates affect behaviours of people in emergency situations
  • The characteristics of appropriate warnings
  • Methods for providing warnings, information, instruction and updates to people in emergency situations
  • How to identify, control and manage the public’s access in the vicinity of the incident

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Warn, inform and advise people

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use appropriate means to warn, inform, instruct and update public
  • Provide information that is
    • Specific
    • Comprehensible
    • Timely
    • Credible
    • Provides cues that are identifiable for action
  • Instigate appropriate procedures for warning public according to the environment and nature of warning and consider the use of:
    • Media
    • Social media
    • On foot/in person
    • PA announcements
  • Establish and maintain an appropriate contact in line with service procedure