Assess stability

Control Measure Knowledge

The initial scene survey of any transport incident should assess the stability of the mode of transport involved, considering its centre of gravity. The assessment should take into account any damage that may have compromised the structure of the mode of transport, especially at locations where lifting or stabilisation equipment would normally be placed or operated.

Any insecure or shifted loads also need to be considered and managed at this point, together with the impact on the transport infrastructure.

Appropriate cordons should be established and managed for the hazard area around an unstable mode of transport, to control the number of personnel and other emergency responders. Until the mode of transport is stabilised, any operational activity or use of equipment may adversely affect stability.

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions