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Control measure

Minimise the impact of vibration from vehicles or machinery

Control measure knowledge

The movement or use of vehicles or machinery should be controlled, if vibration from them may worsen the incident. Control may be applied by moving the vehicles or machinery away from the hazard area, or by limiting their use. This will need to take into account the necessity or benefits of using the vehicles or machinery.

If it is not possible to eliminate the movement or use of vehicles or machinery, the impact of vibration from them should be monitored throughout the incident. This should include:

  • Monitoring the impact on casualties
  • Monitoring structures, excavations or natural features for signs of collapse
  • Monitoring the distress of animals
  • Monitoring the impact on fire and rescue service activities

Tactical actions

There are no tactical actions associated with this control measure.