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Control measure

Monitor the well-being of personnel

Control measure knowledge

There are many regulations in the UK that exist to protect the well-being of employees, including:

There are also regulations relating to driver hours, which should be considered for retained duty system (on-call) personnel. Further information on the regulations can be found at:

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Consider and monitor the well being of personnel

  • Ensure that fatigue and any regulations associated with primary employment are considered for retained duty system (on-call) personnel

  • Ensure rest and recuperation periods follow protracted and arduous incidents
  • Consider drug and alcohol testing

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Adhere to service policy and procedures in relation to health, fatigue, shift working, rest periods and leave