ASTM WK46846

    New Guide for A Standardized Emergency Response Equipment Training Program Format

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E54.02 | Committee E54 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    The scope of this work item is to develop a standard guide addressing the content, format, and delivery of training and materials provided by vendors (including manufacturers) for emergency response organizations. The standard will address two types of training: (1)equipment training for purchased tools and technologies requiring a level of skill (rather than for common equipment such as onsumables, batteries, and simple hand tools) (2) training (non-equipment based) on response procedures, processes, and practices that develop the skills of the responder. This standard will include guidance and considerations for both response organizations procuring training and materials and for vendors providing training and materials.

    The IAB requested the development of this new standard guide. There statement of need is as follows: A standardized equipment training program format is needed to provide equipment manufacturers and vendors with guidance for developing training courses, instructions, and materials for end users of the respective equipment. This standard should be based on technical equipment requiring a specialist to technician level of skill rather than common equipment (e.g., consumables, batteries, and simple hand tools). The InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability (IAB) published a white paper containing relevant information that could serve as the basis for a standard, and this document is available at the web address below:


    emergency response equipment training

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Russell Salter

    Draft Under Development