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Weather conditions

Hazard Knowledge

Adverse weather conditions or microclimates can affect operations and the health and safety of personnel. This may:

  • Affect decision-making
  • Impact upon morale
  • Reduce manual dexterity
  • Impair incident ground communications
  • Impair visibility (link to Hazard Reduced visibility)
  • Impair or prevent the use of equipment, such as:
    • Aerial appliances
    • Radios
    • Working at height equipment

Wind may cause smoke, dust or other hazardous materials to travel into the incident ground. It may also dislodge loose objects, causing them to fall from height