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1

What are the three main types of risk assessment relevant to incidents and operational training activities?

* Generic risk assessments (GRA)
* Locally produced risk assessments
* Dynamic risk assessment (DRA)

2

Whether to proceed with an activity is dependant upon the likely benefits to be gained. In a highly calculated manner, operational personnel will/may what?

* Will take some risk to save saveable lives;
* May take some risk to save saveable property;
* Will not take any risk to save lives or properties that are already lost.

3

Define the safe person concept

"The right person, doing the right job, with the right equipment, at the right time"

4

The safe person concept:
All operational personnel must be able to...

* Identify hazards;
* Evaluate risks;
* Select SSoW;
* Implement action to eliminate or control risk;
* Evaluate how effective that action is.

5

The process of DRA is completed by undertaking which five sequential steps?

(a) Evaluation of the situation, task and persons at risk;
(b) Select SSoW;
(c) Assess the chosen systems of work;
(d) Introduce additional control measures; and
(e) Reassess systems of work (SSoW) and additional control measures.

6

When creating a tactical plan or strategy ICs must consider which 7 things?

* A need to take any action at all considering the benefit to be gained
* The speed and weight of attack
* The hazards and risks that can be reasonably foreseen and assessed
* The skills of the personnel and the equipment available to them;
* The capabilities and limitations of personnel and equipment;
* Whether all of the above fits a planned scenario or could be reasonably adapted to the circumstances; and
* Implementing and maintaining a safe system of work (SSoW)

7

Situations where the use of operational discretion may be appropriate include...

(a) Rescue a saveable life in the circumstances where implementation of the full policy would lead to an unjustifiable delay, resulting in the potential for greater injury or lives being lost;

(b) Tackle a known small fire through a pre-emptive strike, where the adherence to policy would lead to delay and thereby create higher levels of risk for firefighters to extinguish a fully developed fire; and

(c) Where no action by the Authority may cause the public to place themselves at risk and therefore escalate the incident (e.g., child in a lake).

8

Give an example of a priority message that must be sent where operational discretion is exercised.

Where operational discretion is exercised a priority message describing the situation and actions being taken must be sent.

Example priority message: "From ….. at …… operational discretion in use, one firefighter entered canal to rescue child, TMO".

9

Who will be informed when an ops discretion message is sent?

* Monitoring officers
* Operational Review Team (ORT)
* A Senior Accident Investigator (SAI)

10

What are the 2 possible outcomes following implementation of Operational Discretion?

The actions were justifiable and reasonable as the situation was unforeseeable and extant policy/SOP was not in place to achieve the desired outcome; or,

The actions were unjustifiable as the situation was foreseeable and extant policy/SOP would have provided a SSoW to achieve the desired outcome.

11

Topics to be discussed during post incident reviews (PRO, PRC) should include . . .

* The accuracy of the risk assessment;
* The effectiveness of operational policies and equipment;
*The success of the strategies or tactics applied;
* The appropriateness of the strategies and tactics employed;
*The level of knowledge and skills demonstrated by teams and individuals;
*The effectiveness of SSoW;
*The reasons why a modified system of work was successful;
* Identification of unforeseen hazards or risks; and
* Application of operational discretion - reasons for deviating from planned system of work.