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February 08, 2021

Hazard - Fire water run-off

Site-specific risk information and Emergency response plan control measures updated as part of Review of Operations 3rd edition - knock on impact removal from hazards in other pieces of guidance


February 01, 2021

Control measure - Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI)

Hyperlink to environmental protection handbook updated. - No change


January 26, 2021

Control measure - Personal protective equipment

Formatting revised


January 14, 2021

Hazard - Stacked materials

Minor change - document unavailable as information now requires membership. Text and link updated.


September 21, 2020

Strategic Action - Provide appropriate accommodation (storage) for PPE when it is not being used

Minor change - Revised wording


August 17, 2020

Control measure - Carry out appropriate intervention: Fires in waste sites


July 29, 2020

Responsibility of fire and rescue services


July 28, 2020

Strategic Action - Provide systems that enable the recording of decisions made and actions taken at an incident

Strategic Action - Identify personnel who are competent to carry out the command support role

Strategic Action - Have arrangements in place to provide the necessary vehicles and equipment for command support functions

Strategic Action - Provide equipment that enables command team members to be readily identified on the incident ground


July 03, 2020

Strategic Action - Have systems and methods in place to support the recording and communication of the tactical mode during an incident

Control measure - Personal protective equipment

Tactical Action - Ensure that personnel have access to the appropriate PPE

Tactical Action -   Identify when dirt, contamination or damage may affect the performance of PPE  

Strategic Action - Provide appropriate equipment to enable gaining access or entry by force with minimal damage


December 12, 2019

Control measure - Safe system of work: Stacked materials

Changes made following document review, approved 5/11/2019 Steering group

Hazard - Stacked materials

Changes made following document review, approved 5/11/2019 Steering group


July 24, 2019

Control measure - Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI)

Tactical action had been changed incorrectly by M Hodges during upload of Transport guidance, tactical action overwritten. Error corrected and new content created for transport Approved by M Hodges


July 19, 2019

Responsibility of fire and rescue services

Minor amendment - reference to transport incidents rather than incidents amended. Approved by M Hodges


July 10, 2019

Responsibility of fire and rescue services

Minor amendment - duplicated to removed Approved by M Hodges


July 01, 2019

Control measure - Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI)

Tactical action had been changed incorrectly by M Hodges during upload of Transport guidance, tactical action overwritten. Error corrected and new content created for transport Approved by M Hodges


May 09, 2019

Strategic Action - Develop SSRI for aerodromes


May 08, 2019

Strategic Action - Develop Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI) for aerodromes

Tactical Action - Refer to the SSRI for the aerodrome


May 02, 2019

Strategic Action - Develop SSRI for aerodromes.

Strategic Action - Develop criteria for the identification of sites requiring Site-Specific Risk Information

Tactical Action - Refer to the SSRI for the aerodrome.


April 26, 2019

Hazard - Stacked materials

No Change - Hyperlink updated


January 28, 2019

Fires in waste sites

Changes made as part of the Assurance project review. Changes to guidance and supporting changes to Training Specifications have been approved by the CPO board in September 2018. Training Spec amendments made by J Guthrie and M Hodges. Training lead B Powell has reviewed content.


January 16, 2019

Control measure - Protect surroundings from thermal radiation

Control measure - Secure access and egress routes

Reference and hyperlink amended to reflect updated content.


December 11, 2018

Control measure - Monitor the impact of firefighting activities on ground conditions


September 04, 2018

Hazard - Thermal radiation

Changes to content made following the database assurance review. All changes approved by CPO board 06/18. Assurance work completed by J Guthrie and M Hodges.

Fires in waste sites

Changes to content made following the database assurance review. All changes approved by CPO board 06/18. Assurance work completed by J Guthrie and M Hodges.

Tactical Action - Monitor current and forecast weather conditions if they could affect the stability of stacked materials

Tactical Action - Monitor the effects of operational activity on the stability of stacked materials

Control measure - Safe system of work: Stacked materials

Changes to content made following the database assurance review. All changes approved by CPO board 06/18. Assurance work completed by J Guthrie and M Hodges.

Strategic Action - Make appropriate risk information available to personnel regarding the size, type and locations of stacked materials

Hazard - Stacked materials

Changes to content made following the database assurance review. All changes approved by CPO board 06/18. Assurance work completed by J Guthrie and M Hodges.

Tactical Action - Establish and communicate cordons and hazard areas around unstable stack and falling materials

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 08-06-17


July 10, 2018

Control measure - Apply situational awareness: Fires in Waste Sites

Link to Fires and Firefighting fixed

Control measure - Apply situational awareness: Fires in Waste Sites

Link to Fires and Firefighting fixed

Control measure - Apply situational awareness: Fires in Waste Sites

Link to Fires and Firefighting fixed

Control measure - Apply situational awareness: Fires in Waste Sites

Link to Fires and Firefighting fixed

Control measure - Apply situational awareness: Fires in Waste Sites

Link to Fires and Firefighting fixed

Control measure - Apply situational awareness: Fires in Waste Sites

Link to Fires and Firefighting fixed

Control measure - Apply situational awareness: Fires in Waste Sites

Link to Fires and Firefighting fixed

Control measure - Apply situational awareness: Fires in Waste Sites

Link to Fires and Firefighting fixed

Control measure - Apply situational awareness: Fires in Waste Sites

Link to Fires and Firefighting fixed