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Control measure
Situational awareness: Fires in buildings

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Use of observation and information at the scene of a construction or demolition site to identify signs of collapse

Understand:

  • How to gather knowledge on buildings under construction or demolition
  • The types of construction involved and the method and sequence of building work being undertaken
  • Why localised collapse or demolition work could lead to further collapse
  • How fire spread may affect structural stability

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Use of observation and information at the scene of a construction or demolition site to identify signs of collapse

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the type of building or structure and the method of construction
  • Identify signs of collapse
  • Assess the likelihood of collapse
  • Consider the structural integrity of the building
  • Look for signs of fire stopping that is damaged or removed
  • Look for signs of structural support that is missing or compromised
  • Seek specialist advice