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Control measure


Control measure knowledge

At heritage sites or premises of national significance, where the fabric of the building or the contents are irreplaceable, preventing and mitigating damage will be greatly enhanced where appropriate emergency plans have been developed and are used. Individual emergency salvage plans will be different for each location but as a minimum they should contain the following:

  • Plans of the premises
  • Priority items and/or areas for damage control or salvage
  • Level of support to be provided by on-site specialists and specialist or dedicated equipment

See National Operational Guidance: Operations - Risk Information gathering

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Liaise with developers, owners, occupiers and responsible persons of specifically identified buildings, premises and land to develop damage control tactical plans
  • Record salvage plans as part of the Site-Specific Risk Information
  • Consider training and exercising with on-site specialists
  • Consider mobilising specialist crews and emergency vehicles on predetermined attendances

Tactical actions

There are no tactical actions associated with this control measure.