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Control measure

Liaise with the responsible person: Fires

Control measure knowledge


Many types of premises, such as industrial or commercial buildings, should have a responsible person who will be accountable for aspects of the site under their control. See National Operational Guidance: Operations for further information.

Open environment

Fires in all other areas of land should have a responsible person appointed. Examples of those who can be considered responsible persons for areas of open land include:

  • Government authorities
  • Local authorities
  • Forestry Commission
  • Private land owners (farmers, individuals, organisations)

For further information see National Operational Guidance: Operations - Risk Information Gathering

Tactical actions

There are no tactical actions associated with this control measure.