Task and Resource Analysis

A task and resource analysis (TRA) will assist aerodrome managers and RFFS providers determine the tasks required of the RFFS personnel according to role(s).  A TRA should primarily consist of an analysis of the RFFS response to realistic worst-case aircraft accident scenarios.

A TRA seeks to identify the minimum number of personnel required to undertake identified tasks in real-time before supporting external services are able to effectively assist the airport RFFS. 

The objective of a TRA is to have available sufficient staff at all responsibility levels to ensure that:

(1) The RFFS is capable of achieving the Principal Objectives.

(2) All vehicles and equipment can be operated effectively and safely.

(3) Continuous agent application at the appropriate rate(s) can be fully maintained.

(4) Sufficient supervisory grades can focus on the ‘hot zone’; provide survivable conditions for occupants and to initiate the rescue phase of the response.

(5) The RFFS elements of the aerodrome emergency plan can be effectively achieved.

(6) Any limitations of the response can be identified.

Following completion of a TRA an RFFS provider will be able to utilise the results to identify training needs.  The analysis should remain live and be reviewed appropriately.

In all cases personnel conducting a TRA must take account of health and safety, and fatigue issues as well as the regulatory requirements.  

Appendix A provides guidance on a TRA framework that may be helpful.


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