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Control measure

Identify compartmentation

Control measure knowledge

Refer to the control measure of Assess compartmentation in National Operational Guidance: Fires in buildings and information contained in the BRE knowledge sheets.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Provide operational personnel with risk information about current construction or demolition sites if available

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Liaise with the responsible person (or appointed competent person) to establish the status of compartmentation
  • Consider referring to building plans if available
  • Consider carrying out reconnaissance to establish the extent of or lack of compartmentation
  • Gather information from personnel deployed internally
  • Look for signs of compartmentation or of fire stopping that has been damaged or removed