Responsible person: Hazardous materials

Control Measure Knowledge

Due to the dangerous nature of hazard materials there are many laws, acts and regulations which govern their manufacture, transportation and use. Depending on the location, nature and quantity of the hazardous materials, responders may have a responsible person to liaise with either remotely or at the scene. Interaction with the responsible person may improve situational awareness and create a more complete understanding of the incident for all responders. Key questioning may ascertain:

  • Whether there is an immediate risk to life
  • The extent of the incident
  • Properties and quantities of hazardous materials involved
  • Actions already taken
  • Whether on-site emergency plans have been activated
  • Existence and operation of any engineered solutions
  • Existence of any safety devices and their operation

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions