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Control measure

Safe system of work: Noisy environments

Control measure knowledge

If it is not possible to reduce or isolate the source of noise, safe systems of work should be implemented to ensure: 

  • Communication between personnel is maintained 
  • Personnel do not rely on audible cues or information, especially for emergency evacuation or tactical withdrawal

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Consider providing equipment to assist with alternative methods of communication

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Consider using alternative methods of communication

  • Consider implementing appropriate methods to activate the emergency evacuation or tactical withdrawal of personnel