Effective communication: Hazardous materials

Control Measure Knowledge

Effective communication is a prerequisite for good incident ground command and control, but it is especially important at hazardous materials incidents. Specific actions and tactics need to be considered as an increased amount of information needs to be gathered and analysed, and unique communications issues may be caused by wearing bulky personal protective equipment (PPE) ensembles.

Equipment for use in places in which explosive atmospheres may occur must be selected based on the requirements set out in the Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (EPS) unless the risk assessment finds otherwise.

For further information see Fireground Radios Guidance

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions