Additional resources: Hazardous materials

Control Measure Knowledge

This control measure should be read in conjunction with Additional resources


The quantity, nature and extent of additional resources should be based on the identified foreseeable risk of each fire and rescue service.

Understanding the risk-critical information of hazardous materials sites is beneficial in anticipating the correct level of resources required. Ensuring sufficient numbers of personnel and specialist/non-specialist equipment are available allows initial emergency responders to put safe systems of work in place and start to gain control of the incident.

Sites involved in the manufacture and processing of hazardous materials may have a works fire team or emergency response team who will be able to support the local authority fire and rescue service response to an incident.

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions