Task & Resource Analysis

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:

    1. The ARFFS are 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 can be fully maintained,
    4. Personnel can focus on operational priorities; provide survivable conditions for occupants,
      maintain escape paths, and initiate the rescue phase of the response,
    5. The ARFFS elements of the airport emergency plan can be effectively achieved,
    6. Any limitations of the response can be identified.

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.

What we do

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.