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Control measure

Isolate sources of ignition or heat

Control measure knowledge

Due to the risk of a flammable vapour forming, as a priority, responders should isolate any sources of ignition. It should also be noted that any heat sources in the vicinity will increase vapour production and even if not hot enough to ignite the flammable liquid, will increase the level of hazard.

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Remove or reduce any heat sources affecting flammable liquids to reduce vaporisation