Weather warnings for lightning may provide fire and rescue services with advance information about when lightning may occur.
If lightning is a hazard the safety of personnel should be based on an incident ground risk assessment. Working where lightning strike is a risk should be avoided if possible, and the following activities may need to be restricted or stopped:
- Working at height
- Working on, in or near water
- Working in the open
- Working near or on tall structures
- Carrying or pitching ladders
Even when undertaking lifesaving activities, a cordon of 10m around tall structures, such as transmission towers, is recommended.