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Control measure

Safe system of work: Approaching a transport network incident


Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Approaching a transport incident


  • The considerations for safe and effective access to transport incidents
  • The hazards associated with approaching incidents involving transport systems
  • When rendezvous points (RVPs) or strategic holding areas may be required
  • How to interpret location markers for different incident types
  • How to identify access points for rail incidents
  • When it is suitable to approach the scene without audible warning devices or flashing lights

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Making a safe and controlled approach to the incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify suitable access routes and RVPs using SSRI
  • Communicate incident access point(s) and RVP information to other emergency responders
  • Approach an incident on a transport network safely