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Control measure
Cordon controls: Hazardous materials

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Cordon controls: Hazardous materials

Understand:

  • The establishment of an initial cordon at incidents involving hazardous materials
  • The establishment of a hot zone at incidents involving hazardous materials
  • The establishment of a warm zone at incidents involving hazardous materials
  • The establishment of a cold zone at incidents involving hazardous materials
  • The relative cordon distances for the various types of hazardous materials incidents
  • The information applicable to cordon controls that is provided on emergency action codes

Refer to: Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

Refer to: Establish appropriate cordon controls – Operations training specification

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Cordon controls: Hazardous materials

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use appropriate specialist resources to model potential hazard areas at incidents involving hazardous materials
  • Use appropriate resources to establish initial cordon controls at incidents involving hazardous materials
  • Use appropriate resources to establish a hot zones at incidents involving hazardous materials
  • Use appropriate resources to establish a warm zones at incidents involving hazardous materials     
  • Use appropriate resources to  establish cold zones at incidents involving hazardous materials

Refer to: Establish appropriate cordon controls – Operations training specification