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Responding to Emergencies - arriving and getting to work Getting to work Operational imperative The uncontrolled situation

Manual handling Remote locations 2 2 4 Dynamic risk management procedure Effective command and control systems Provision

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Location: Letterkenny FS - DL11 Rescues - Collapsed Structures Countersigned: Hazard Identified Risk Exposure Persons who may be Exposed:

Assessment By:

Assessment Date: Risk Rating

REF NO: R05 After Risk Reduction

Activity

Existing Controls

Likelihood Severity

Overall Risk Rating

Proposed Actions/Controls (Long/medium/short term) A safety officer should be appointed to watch for falling debris and signs of further collapse. Slip and trip hazards should be removed or reduced if practical as soon as possible after arrival at the incident. All personnel receive information and instruction on under foot conditions to be encountered with association operations. All personnel should be made aware of hazards associated with collapsed buildings and structures. All personnel to have suitable P.P.E. e.g. full fire fighting kit, goggles, gloves and helmet/hard hat. All personnel are under full supervision Unsupported walls should shored into position and not pushed back to perpendicular.

Overall Likelihood Severity Risk Rating

Responsible Person

Slips, trips and falls on the level Working in and Rescues - from around collapsed collapsed buildings/ structure structures Wholetime Retained Volunteer/Civil Defence Non Service Personnel

Further collapse

Danger from falling objects

Location: Letterkenny FS - DL11 Rescues - Collapsed Structures Countersigned: Hazard Identified Risk Exposure Persons who may be Exposed:

Assessment By:

Assessment Date: Risk Rating

REF NO: R05 After Risk Reduction

Activity

Existing Controls

Likelihood Severity

Overall Risk Rating

Proposed Actions/Controls (Long/medium/short term)

Overall Likelihood Severity Risk Rating

Responsible Person

Slips, trips and falls on the level. Further collapse. Danger from falling debris. Rescues from Rescues - from collapsed collapsed buildings/ structure structures

Wholetime Retained Rescuers Volunteer/Civil becoming fatigued Defence if operation Non Service protracted. Personnel Possible contact with body fluids. Working in confined spaces

Appointed safety officers to warn crews of signs of further collapse and falling debris. Ensure all personnel F.B. or otherwise are aware of evacuation signal. All personnel receive information and instruction on conditions with associated operations. Suitable P.P.E. to be worn by all personnel including, hard hat, protective footwear, goggles, gloves and issued with disposable dust masks. All personnel under constant supervision. Equipment not in use to be returned to the equipment pool as soon as possible. Rotation of rescue teams and safety officers.

Location: Letterkenny FS - DL11 Rescues - Collapsed Structures Countersigned: Hazard Identified Risk Exposure Persons who may be Exposed:

Assessment By:

Assessment Date: Risk Rating

REF NO: R05 After Risk Reduction

Activity

Existing Controls

Likelihood Severity

Overall Risk Rating

Proposed Actions/Controls (Long/medium/short term)

Overall Likelihood Severity Risk Rating

Responsible Person

Rescues from Rescues - from collapsed buildings/ collapsed structures structure (Contd.)

Serious injury

Wholetime Retained Volunteer/Civil Defence Non Service Personnel

Have ambulance mobilised or in attendance Any member of rescue teams should be made aware of hazards associated with collapsed buildings and structures. Emergency teams standing by for immediate deployment. Isolation of services. Establish inner cordon. Tunnels and trenches should be braced to prevent collapse. Prevent vehicular movement around the scene of operations. Welfare of personnel food, drink, shelter etc