Unit 4 Assignment 1

Career Planning for the Public Services

P1:


Fire Survive (Entry requirements)


Educational


firefighter jobs are open to all people and there are no further educational qualifications needed. but qualifications could prove useful during the section process in order to stand out from competition.


Physical


As a part of the selection process you will be required to take part in physical tests. This is done to determined your level of fitness, strength and manual dexterity also to find out your level of confidence of doing certain exercises.


The following tests are designed to reflect the practice and may be changed from time to time. Candidates will be asked to do a Medical Screening Form prior to undertaking any of these., this is to make sure individuals are fit enough to take them.


The tests are listed below:


1. Ladder Climb

2. Casualty Evacuation

3. Ladder lift/Lower Simulation

4. Enclosed Spaces

5. Equipment Assembly

6. Equipment Carry.


Medical


When you are getting near the end of the selection process, you will be asked to attend a medical, where you will be examined by the Fire and Rescue Service Doctor the medical records you get from your GP you will also be asked if you can complete a questionnaire that covers your medical history You will also be asked to complete a questionnaire covering your medical history and will then be subjected to take and will then be subject to a series of tests that are listed below.

When you are getting near the end of the selection process, you will be asked to attend a medical, where you will be examined by the Fire and Rescue Service Doctor the medical records you get from your GP you will also be asked if you can complete a questionnaire that covers your medical history You will also be asked to complete a questionnaire covering your medical history and will then be subjected to take and will then be subject to a series of tests that are listed below:

1. Hearing Tests

2. Step Test

3. Lung Function

4.Physical Stamina

5.General Tests

6.Chest X-Ray Chest X-Ray


Other Tests (Eyesight Test)


The Eyesight Test

As we get older our eyesight gets worse and firefighters require a certain level of eyesight, in order to fulfill their role. Due to our eyesight getting worse it stands to reason there is a required level of vision when you are applying to join the fire service as a firefighter.

The eyesight requirements are listed below:

Uncorrected distance no worse than 6/18 in your best eye and 6/24 in the worse eye. Corrected distance acuity should be at least 6/9 with both eyes open and reach 6/12 in the weaker eye.

Up close vision should be able to read N12 at 30 cm with both eyes open unaided.

Have a Normal Binocular field of vision.

Have an appropriate level of colour perception. Individuals with either normal colour vision or slightly abnormal green colour vision are suitable for appointment to the fire service. The recommended test procedure uses the Ishihara test as the initial screen, with two additional tests if the applicant fails the screening, to determine the severity and type of colour vision deficiency.


Police Service


Educational


There are no formal educational requirements for entry into the police service. The profession is open to graduates, those with an HND qualification and non-graduates alike. Recruitment and selection procedures are managed by police forces at a local level, although a nationally agreed competency-based framework is applied. Also entry is open to British and commonwealth citizens EC/EEA citizens and foreign nationals who have no restrictions on their leave to remain in the UK.


Physical


To enter the police force you need to take part in two fitness tests. The fitness tests are listed below:


1. The endurance test


The endurance test is designed to test your heart and lung efficiency.


The endurance test comprises of a 15 Metre course that is marked out by lines,witch a candidate runs over. The candidate shuffle runs between two lines in time with an audio beep. As the level increases the candidates have to run faster in order to get to the line in time. to get in if you will have to get level 5.6 ie level 5 with 6 beeps.


2. the push and pull test


In this test you will use a piece of equipment that is designed to work out your strength and the nation has agreed that to pass this test you must get a level of 35 or higher, to achieve entry in to the police force.


Medical.



Police Officers encounter stressful situations, in long hours of work. Applicants need to be fit to deal with the pressures of being a police officer. They should also be in good health both mentally and physically in order to cope with the pressure of police work.


All applicants will be required to take part in certain tests that will be judged on a merit that means there is no definite list on what ground a candidate would fail on.


they will be required to take part in health test some of the test they will take part in are listed below:


1. Height

2. Weight

3. Body Mass Index (BMI)

4. Blood Pressure

5. Eyesight

6. Color Vision

7. Reflexes

8. Muscles & Joint examination (Where required)


Other Test (Eyesight)


Vision (with spectacles or contact lenses if required) using both eyes must be 6/6 for police officer, 6/12 for PCSO. Unaided vision (without spectacles or contact lenses) must not be less than 6/60 using both eyes for PCSO,special constable, 6/36 for police officer.

Normal color vision is not required except for certain specialist police officer roles (such as response driving or firearms). Laser surgery is acceptable.



P2


Fire service (application process)


An application for provides the Fire and Rescue Service with your personal details such as where you used to work and your qualifications. The application questionnaire ask you question about if you are stable to be a firefighter and if you are good at team working

In order to apply for the fire service you will have to fill in an application form. There are two different types of application form.


One of the types of application form you will need to fill in is a written application form with you must write in black ink and in block capitals. You also are required to send in a personal statement and a (CV)


The other type of application form is an online application form. Unlike the written application form you are not required to write in block capitals but instead you are required to send in a letter of application and a CV


Fire service (selection process)


Psychical Test

1. Ladder Climb

2. Casualty Evacuation

3. Ladder lift/Lower Simulation

4. Enclosed Spaces

5. Equipment Assembly

6. Equipment Carry.


Skills Test

Retained duty system firefighters are trained to carry out all the duties of a firefighter. Before you can safely respond to certain emergencies you will have to undergo certain training. Once you are undergoing training you will be required to attend at a 2 or 3 hour weekly drill night in order to gain extra skills


Psychometric Test


As part of the retained firefighter selection process, you must undertake two multiple choice psychometric tests, understanding information and working with numbers.

Understanding Information Test

A firefighter has to be able to read a verity of different information such as fire safety and training course notes. There are 25 questions and you have 30 minutes to answer them.

Working with number test

As a firefighter has to be able to complete basic numerical calculations for example to work out how much hose is needed to use at a fire. Also in addition a firefighter must understand basic graphs and gauges etc to show their experience as a firefighter. There are a total of 32 questions witch you will only have 45 minutes and you are not allowed to use a calculator. Some applicants will need to brush up on literacy and numeracy skills





Police Service (application process)


An application form provides the police service with your personal details such as where you used to work and your qualifications. The application questionnaire ask you question about if you are stable to be a police man and if you are good at team working

In order to apply for the police service you will have to fill in an application form. There are two different types of application form.

One of the types of application form you will need to fill in is a written application form with you must write in black ink and in block capitals. You also are required to send in a personal statement and a (CV)


The other type of application form is an online application form. Unlike the written application form you are not required to write in block capitals but instead you are required to send in a letter of application and a CV


Police Service (selection process)


Psychical tests


1. Height

2. Weight

3. Body Mass Index (BMI)

4. Blood Pressure

5. Eyesight

6. Color Vision

7. Reflexes

8. Muscles & Joint examination (Where required)


Skills test


The Medical and Fitness Test


You will be invited to attend a medical and a fitness test. These may be on separate days.


P3: Identify the different skills and qualities required for a given public service role


Fire Service Skills


1. effective communication skills are used when you are speaking to someone and telling them what to do so that they can understand you.


2. Problem-Solving Skills in the fire service problem-solving skills are used at a fire when you are a fire working out how to put the fire out and what equipment to use and how much hose you will need.


3. adaptability and flexibility in the fire service you will need to be able to adapt to different environments and you will also need to be flexible this means you might finish work at 5pm but you might have to stay past the time that you finish so you will need to find a way around it.


Fire Service qualities


1. Trustworthy people will trust you and do as you ask them to do something they will do it if people do not trust you they wont beleve what you are telling them and they will not do it


2. openness to change you need to be open to change because you might get moved to a different fire station and the layout of the station might be different so you will have to get used to the change.


3. Managing conflict


process of limiting the negative aspects of conflict while increasing the positive aspects of conflict. The aim of conflict management is to enhance learning and group outcomes, including effectiveness or performance in organizational setting