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Control measure

Secure access and egress routes

Control measure knowledge

Depending on the site's access and egress, routes need to be identified that will be suitable for the resources required at the site, such as stable ground that can support the weight of the vehicles or equipment entering the site.

As the incident develops, routes can become compromised as plant and equipment are moved around the site, as well as waste being moved from one part of the site to another as part of the firefighting strategy.

To prevent escape routes becoming compromised, access and egress routes for firefighting teams should be identified and maintained. Sites may have a fire strategy or plan, which will include the identification and location of designated access and egress points and routes.

For further information, including strategic actions and tactical actions, see control measure Safe access and egress: Fires in buildings

Tactical actions

There are no tactical actions associated with this control measure.