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Insufficient resources: Hazardous materials

Hazard Knowledge

Hazard Knowledge

A key factor in the successful resolution of any incident involving hazardous materials will be the availability of resources at every stage of the incident. Initially resources may be limited, and this may restrict the ability of the incident commander to deliver a full incident plan. In this event activities should be prioritised based on a risk vs benefit assessment. Sufficient numbers of the correct type of resource should be requested and requirements reviewed as the incident progresses.

The mobilisation of resources should be in line with pre-planned and pre-determined levels of response. The resources mobilised should enable arriving fire and rescue service staff to put safe systems of work in place when they arrive.