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Pre and Post Blast


Pre and Post Blast

The 1st Responder guide to...

Pre/Post blast management and Improvised Explosive Devices. [IED]

This one day course will introduce the attendee to Pre/Post blast management and Improvised Explosive Devices and has been developed to give the attendee a better understanding and to recognise the dangers that are associated with such an incident, the importance of being forensically aware at such incident where evidence needs to be identified protected and recovered, the course is suitable for the first responder with little or no knowledge or as a refresher course for the experienced individual, who would like toenhance their knowledge with up to date changes that have occurred in this area.

Are you confident that your staff are forensically aware in the knowledge, that they can take charge of the incident and secure it to preserve the best possible evidence prior to a detailed examination, being forensically aware when dealing with scenes or victims in these initial stages, can be crucial in the subsequent investigation by the emergency services.

Courses can also be held in house with particular organisations subject to a minimum number of participants.

Who is The Course For?

The course is aimed at all 1st responders who are responsible for the initial attendance at an incident of this nature and has therefore been specifically designed to fully meet the requirements of the role of the first responder, relating to the assessment, appreciation and understanding of the forensic potential of the evidence identified and subsequently recovered, packaged and stored.

What Is The Course About?

The course will cover the basic principles and concepts of the initial stages of a pre/post blast event the identifying, recovery and packaging of evidence such an Improvised explosive device [IED] and associated evidence, addressing questions that you may have such as who, when, why, what and where, it will address the importance of procedures for establishing a secure chain of custody and Health and safety issues in relation to this type of event.

Topics covered include:Explosives theory; improvised explosive devices; legal issues; forensic examinations; how to recognize bomb blast debris and bomb components; team concepts; investigative techniques including a "10 step" process for processing a bomb scene.

What Does The Course Deliver?

This course was designed to provide basic pre/post blast and improvised explosive device training to 1st responders, whoever they may be at such an incident and give them a basic knowledge and understanding if they are involved in such an event.

Pre/post blast and Improvised Explosive Device training is undertaken with confidence by experienced and highly regarded individuals within the Forensic field that will meet with the stringent standards of quality and detail required for evidential and forensic investigation purposes and will give the attendee confidence when dealing with this type of incident in the future.

What will I get out of it?

  • At the end of the course the student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
  • A bomb threat (i.e. bomb threat phone calls, suspicious packages) and gives individuals the confidence to respond appropriately and immediately.
    Recognition of component parts of a device
    . Blast effects
    . Forensic recovery equipment and its use
    . Forensic recovery recording and documentation
    . Multi-agency approach to forensic scene recovery
    . Crime scene investigation
    . The principles of DNA collection
    . Packaging methods
    . Contamination issues

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