Training Outcomes

Following a series of explanations, demonstrations and opportunities to practice, delegates will be assessed against the competence standards relating to the following training outcomes.

Course Contents:

Maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergencies:

  • The role of the emergency response team member
  • Fire / Emergency response arrangements and PPE
  • Incident planning and monitoring
  • Alarm response routines
  • Identification and location of equipment and controls

Respond to emergency and prepare to enter the incident area:

  • Uses and limitations of different types of PPE
  • Fitting, adjusting and controlling breathing apparatus
  • Pre-entry checks
  • Use of monitoring equipment
  • Procedures

Enter the incident area and work safely:

  • Gaining entrance
  • MOvement strategies
  • Effects of heat, smoke, poor visibility
  • How to maintain a safe means of escape
  • Procedures

Rescue Personnel:

  • Search techniques
  • Considerations to be taken into account when extricating trapped personnel
  • Selecting appropriate treatment for casualties
  • Choosing equipment and casualty handling techniques
  • Procedures

Carry out Fire Fighting Operations

  • Uses and limitations of fixed systems
  • Uses and limitations of portable systems
  • Types of foam concentrate, application techniques and equipment usage
  • Choosing and maintaining safe routes
  • Procedures

Carry out non Fire Fighting Operations

  • Characteristics and dangers associated with gases, fuels, chemicals and other hazardous substances
  • Choice of actions to be taken in different circumstances
  • Required stock levels and sources of supply

Maintain effective communications:

  • Lines and methods of communication
  • Communication Styles
  • Procedures