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ROYAL AIR FORCE. COMMON CORE AND DEPLOYMENT SKILLS AIDE-MEMOIRE

Variants

Hardened

Unhardened

Should be placed inside a building where possible

Winterbourne Liner

Porton Liner (Twin Airlock version)

Contamination Control Area (CCA)

LHA

Liquid Hazard Area: An area outside the VHA where personnel can remove and store their equipment: Helmets, Webbing, Respirator, Haversack, Overboots, etc. Transit overboots are donned at this stage.

VHA

Vapour Hazard Area: An area immediately downstream from the airflow before the airlock where the final items of IPE are removed. (Note: the respirator is not removed until entering the TFA).

AIRLOCK

Airlock: An area where the final purging of personnel is carried out, final checks to confirm the absence of contamination before entering the TFA.

TFA

Toxic Free Area: An area free from contamination where personnel can work and carry out everyday tasks without the restrictions imposed by full IPE.

Shelter assistants will supervise and guide personnel through the entry/exit procedures.

Unhardened Collective Protection Liners (RAF Pattern and Winterbourne) Ground Forces Entry And Exit Procedures

NO HAZARD

ENTRY PROCEDURES

INWARD OUTSIDE SHELTER

◉ UNLOAD AND PROVE WEAPON

◉ ENTER CCA

INWARD IN LHA - EQUIPMENT STORAGE RACK

◉ DEPOSIT: EQUIPMENT, HELMET, WEBBING AND RESPIRATOR HAVERSACK

◉ RETAIN RESPIRATOR AND NBC GLOVES

◉ DOFF OVERBOOTS AS REQUIRED

INWARD IN LHA - VHA ENTRANCE

◉ ENTER OUTER AIRLOCK AND ZIP DOOR

INWARD IN VHA - STEPOVER LINE

◉ ENTER AIRLOCK AND ZIP DOOR

INWARD IN AIRLOCK

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