A Task and Resource Analysis (TRA) will assist airport managers and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) providers determine the tasks required of the ARFFS personnel according to their roles. A TRA should primarily consist of an analysis of the ARFFS response to realistic worst-case aircraft accident scenarios.
The goal of a TRA is to seek 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 ARFFS.
The primary objective of a TRA is to have sufficient staff at all responsibility levels to ensure that:
Following completion of a TRA, an ARFFS provider will be able to utilise the results to identify training needs. The analysis should remain active and be reviewed regularly. In all cases personnel conducting a TRA must consider of health and safety, and fatigue issues as well as the regulatory requirements.
Aviation Rescue Services will support your organisation to develop and/or review your Task and Resource Analysis against tried and tested methodology I.e., International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), to ensure that the overall objective is achieved; that the ARFFS is organised, equipped, staffed, trained, and operated to ensure the most rapid deployment of facilities to maximum effect in the event of an accident.