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Control measure

Use on-site salvage plans or expertise

Control measure knowledge

For a salvage or disaster plan to be implemented, attending crews need to be aware of its existence. If a salvage plan exists, the attending crew should liaise and work closely with the responsible person, either on-site or remotely, to ensure that salvage or disaster plans are implemented appropriately.

If an incident commander considers an area too dangerous to allow non-fire and rescue service personnel to implement their salvage or disaster plans (for example in the presence of a developing fire or heavy smoke logging), they should deny them access to that area. They should consider recording the decision in the incident command log or analytical risk assessment and the reasons supporting it.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Liaise with developers, owners, occupiers and responsible persons of specifically identified buildings, premises and land to make appropriate arrangements for access by the fire and rescue service to salvage plans and/or site expertise
  • Consider systems such as mobile data terminals or hard copy documents to ensure that attending crews are aware of the presence of on-site salvage or disaster plans

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Use available on-site salvage plans and expertise to inform an incident damage control plan