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Fire and rescue service personnel may need to work in noisy environments; noise could be produced by: On-site machinery Vehicles Activated alarms or warning systems Fire and rescue...

Operations

Under The Control of Noise at Work Regulations and The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland), noise in the working environment should be eliminated or reduced. If this is...

Operations

It may be possible to isolate the source of noise, if it is being produced by on-site machinery, vehicles or fire and rescue service equipment. Decisions to isolate these sources of noise may require...

Operations

Health surveillance allows for early identification of ill health and helps identify any corrective action needed. Regulations exist for workplace exposure to: Noise Vibration ...

Operations

This section contains generic control measures that should be applied when dealing with any incident in an industrial site, whatever the context, size or complexity. There are many types of...

Industry

Fire and rescue authorities must have in place adequate plans, policies, risk assessments and procedures to protect their employees and others from harm. Risk assessments of operational activity...

Operations

Working in reduced visibility may require: Lighting the scene Illuminating the hazard Illuminating personnel Appointing additional safety officers Establishing physical...

Operations

Unless attending an incidents involving animals, personnel should try to avoid any animals present. If animals cannot be avoided, they may need to be contained or controlled in...

Operations

If it is not possible to reduce or isolate the source of noise, safe systems of work should be implemented to ensure: Communication between personnel is maintained Personnel do not rely on...

Operations

An incident commander should possess the technical knowledge and command skills to underpin their judgements, decisions and behaviours. This hazard and its control measures draws on research and...

Incident Command

Fire and rescue authorities must make arrangements to obtain the information necessary to deliver their legislative responsibilities. This includes the requirement for site-specific...

Corporate guidance for operational activity

Responsibility for protecting the environment in the UK rests with a number of organisations including: Environment Agency in England Natural Resources Wales Scottish Environment...

Environmental protection

The fire control commander should have the appropriate technical knowledge and command skills in emergency control room management to underpin their judgements, decisions and behaviours. Not having...

Fire control command guidance

The process of receiving emergency calls, identifying the correct incident location and type, and mobilising the most appropriate resources to the correct location can be delayed or inaccurate...

Emergency call handling and mobilising

This hazard should be read in conjunction with Calls from or about trapped people at risk   There are many reasons why people may become trapped in water. It may be because flooding has...

Survival guidance

If a call is received about a person in the water, it may be suitable to provide advice to the caller about how to assist somebody in the water. Where advice is given to a member of public to assist,...

Survival guidance

Initial stages of an attack Attacks are usually intended to cause confusion, fear and maximum destruction. It may take some time to confirm that the incident is a determined attack or the numbers...

Survival guidance

This control measure should be read in conjunction with Situational awareness: People at risk   Fire control personnel managing a call should only question callers to build situational...

Survival guidance

People who are directly affected by an incident and unable to safely evacuate will need to be rescued by operational personnel. Operational personnel often use four phases in a search and rescue...

Survival guidance

Completing incident data logs is ‘core business’ for fire and rescue service control rooms. The incident log is the means for recording or capturing all information specific to an emergency. It...

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