- Describe the personal items each arson investigator should carry.
- Identify at least 2 lighting types that would be necessary to use in an arson scene.
- Thinking of head-to-toe protection, describe 4 critical items of safety equipment and their intended uses.
- What is the minimum number of personnel at an arson scene investigation? Why is that number important?
- Why is it important to be able to conduct a scientific interview? Explain in detail.
The fire arson investigator must possess quality safety equipment because investigation scenes remain extremely dangerous after a fire has been extinguished. Tools that are vital to a fire investigator's safety include a firefighter's coat, pants and boots worn on the job by the investigator, a hard hat or helmet, dust masks, respirators, gloves and goggles or safety glasses. In addition to safety equipment, fire investigators must possess state-of-the-art excavation equipment to ensure they can conduct a quality investigation.
Fire investigators are required to clear and pick through rubble at the investigation scene that has been left behind by firefighters. Therefore, fire investigators need to avoid contaminating the investigation scene by ensuring that any tools during the investigation are cleaned before and after each investigation, or disposed of after use. Excavation tools that fire investigators must possess include a variety of brooms, rakes, shovels and hoes. The investigator also must have wrenches, chisels, hammers, screwdrivers, saws, crowbars, cutters and knives. Electrician's tools are useable for fire investigators as well.
The fire investigator must also ensure that quality evidence collection tools are brought to the investigation scene to collect evidence, and these must be used only once or cleaned thoroughly between ...
Fire Safety Equipment
High Risk Hazards
The organisation has tasked to reduce the rate of a particular type of incident or particular type of high risk hazards which is commonly occurring. The task requires to address the following with respect to the particular incident in accordance with the organisational procedures.
1. Select an incident or particular type of high risk hazards which is commonly occurring at the organisation. This should be supported by analysis from your incident trend or hazard trend.
2. Develop a policy that is specific for reducing the hazard/incident identified in question 1.
3. Establish objectives and programmes as detailed below:
a. at least one objective
b. at least one key performance indicators (KPI)
c. at least one target.
d. at least 3 programmes with specific actions to be taken, responsible persons, resources required and timeline
4. Develop strategy for stakeholder communication, participation and consultation.View Full Posting Details