Isolate sources of ignition or heat

Control Measure Knowledge

This control measure should be read in conjunction with Eliminate or control ignition sources


Due to the risk of a flammable vapour forming, as a priority, responders should isolate any sources of ignition. It should also be noted that any heat sources in the vicinity will increase vapour production and even if not hot enough to ignite the flammable liquid, will increase the level of hazard.

Refer to the responsibilities of fire and rescue services.

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions