Cordons: Silos or storage tanks

Control Measure Knowledge

This control measure should be read in conjunction with Cordon controls


An appropriate hazard area around a silo or storage tank should be identified and controlled, especially if there is a danger of collapse.

Access into the hazard area should be prevented, or limited to essential tasks with only the minimum number of fire and rescue service personnel. Fire and rescue service personnel should not enter a silo unless there is an immediate threat of serious injury or loss of life.

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions