All candidates must have basic literacy and numeracy.
Discuss and explain procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace. An understanding of procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace is demonstrated.
The nature of the fire is correctly identified and its context correctly assessed. Appropriate fire fighting and safety equipment is selected and checked. Hazards are isolated. Fire is approached according to procedures. Changes in the fire are monitored and responded to. Retreat from the fire site is undertake according to appropriate retreat procedures for the type of fire understanding confirmed. Respond to ‘what if’ and ‘why’ questions covering: Applicable chemistry of fires. Methods of fire transmission. Types of fires. Selection of fire fighting procedures for particular fires. Prevention of fires. Types, uses and operation of fire fighting and safety equipment. Retreat procedures form fire. Issues to consider when monitoring fire and site. Handover procedures. Reporting and recording requirements. Explain the implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations and described in the specific outcomes. and making decisions inappropriate to the task. Fires are contained and / or extinguished. The fire and / or the site are handed over to the appropriate personnel. Reports on status of fire and equipment are completed.