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Vibration from vehicles or machinery

Hazard Knowledge

The movement or use of vehicles or machinery near to an incident may cause vibration, which can:

  • Worsen the condition of casualties
  • Cause structures, above or below ground level, to become unstable
  • Cause excavations or natural features to become unstable
  • Worsen instability in structures, excavations or natural features
  • Distress animals
  • Impact on fire and rescue service activities

Vehicles that may be near to an incident include:

  • On-site vehicles
  • Emergency services vehicles
  • Rail vehicles
  • Road vehicles

Machinery that may be near to an incident includes:

  • On-site machinery
  • Emergency services machinery and equipment