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Responsibility of fire and rescue services

Fire and rescue services are responsible, under legislation, for developing policies and procedures and to provide personnel with information, instruction, training and supervision on foreseeable hazards and the control measures used to mitigate the risks arising from those hazards.

This guidance aims to provide fire and rescue services with sufficient knowledge about the potential hazards their personnel could encounter when attending incidents involving hazardous materials. Fire and rescue services should ensure their policies, procedures and training cover all of the hazards and control measures contained within this guidance.