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Control measure
Gain access/entry


Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Gaining access/entry


  • The legislation regarding powers of entry
  • The methods and techniques to gain access/entry
  • The tools used to gain access/entry
  • The considerations for ensuring appropriate post incident security arrangements are in place
  • The considerations to be applied regarding potential criminal investigations 

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Gain access/entry

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Select the most appropriate entry point considering safety and level of urgency
  • Gain access or egress by force, whilst minimising damage and considering security
  • Secure access after entry has been forced
  • Use of appropriate equipment and techniques to gain access
  • Take reasonable action to ensure the safety of the scene after gaining entry
  • Identify and preserve evidence of criminal activity