ARCHIVED Monitor crews exposed to the working environment

Control Measure Knowledge

Crews should be monitored for the physical and psychological effects they may experience at an incident, which may be amplified by weather conditions, such as:

Physical effects

  • Manual handling
  • Incident-related risks such as exposed edges or working at height
  • Extremes of temperature
  • Weather
  • Workload and physical effort such as when climbing structures

Psychological effects

  • Exposure to height in adverse weather conditions, which can cause stress, anxiety and/or vertigo/dizziness

For further information on monitoring crews exposed to the working environment see National Operational Guidance: Operations.

Tactical Actions