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Control measure

Joint understanding of risk

Control measure knowledge

Each responding agency may see, understand and treat risks differently. By jointly understanding risks and associated mitigating actions, organisations can promote the safety of responders and reduce the impact that risks may have on members of the public, infrastructure and the environment.

See The Foundation for Incident Command – Safety Management

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Embed JESIP Principles within policy, procedure, training, awareness and exercising for all levels of response staff 

  • Ensure staff are trained in operational risk assessment and understand the fire and rescue service Firefighter safety maxim

Tactical actions

Tactical incident commanders should:
  • Complete an appropriate risk assessment and share the outcomes with other responding agencies

Strategic and tactical incident commanders should:
  • Where appropriate, contribute to developing a shared risk assessment with other responding agencies