Flashcards in PN342 Dynamic Risk Assessment Deck (11)
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)
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.
Define the safe person concept
"The right person, doing the right job, with the right equipment, at the right time"
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.
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.
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)
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).
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".
Who will be informed when an ops discretion message is sent?
* Monitoring officers
* Operational Review Team (ORT)
* A Senior Accident Investigator (SAI)
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.