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Control measure

Removal of valuables

Control measure knowledge

When valuable items, artefacts or stock are removed from a hazard zone and secured safely, it is important that they are subsequently not lost, damaged or stolen. Consideration should be given to the time of year and prevailing weather conditions.

See National Operational Guidance: Operations - Closing stages

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Develop tactical guidance and support arrangements for the actions to take and associated hazards when removing valuables from risk areas

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Move valuable items to an appropriate place of safety in liaison with the responsible person

  • Consider completing an inventory of all items removed to a safe location

  • Hand over responsibility for scene security, and the items removed, to the responsible person or the police