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Control measure

Safe system of work: Affected contents of the mode of transport

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Safe system of work: Affected contents of the mode of transport

Understand:

  • How the contents of a vehicle may impact its stability
  • How to assess the potential movement of vehicle contents and their effect on vehicle stability
  • How factors including topography, the alignment of the mode of transport and the operational activity will affect stability as the incident develops
  • Methods of stabilising a vehicles contents
  • How making access or entering a mode of transport may affect stability

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Safe system of work: Affected contents of the mode of transport

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify unstable contents
  • Assess the stability of vehicle contents and their potential impact
  • Communicate hazard information to relevant personnel
  • Establish appropriate cordons and exclusions zones considering the contents of the mode of transport
  • Accurately record information about the position of contents prior to moving them
  • Adopt safe systems of work in situations when vehicles have not yet been stabilised