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Risk management plan

Each fire and rescue authority must develop their strategic direction through their risk management plan. To determine the extent of their hazardous materials capability, strategic managers will consider their statutory duties and the foreseeable risk of hazardous materials emergencies occurring in their area.

Work to identify specific hazardous materials risks and prepare operational plans should be carried out with regard to all stakeholders, including local emergency planning groups and the fire and rescue service’s risk management plan.

Personnel who may be exposed to hazardous materials must be provided with suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training on:

  • Possible risks to their health
  • Precautions that must be taken
  • Appropriate use of control measures