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September 22, 2022

Hazard - Biosecurity

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Ensure that after items such as clothing and PPE are cleaned, they are dried for as long as possible before using elsewhere to maintain biosecurity

New tactical action created - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Ensure any contaminated items that cannot be cleaned on-site are carefully contained to maintain biosecurity 

New tactical action created - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider liaising with environmental agencies for advice and support to decontaminate equipment and personnel

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - ARCHIVED - Develop and maintain appropriate records for Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI)

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - ARCHIVED - Work with environmental agencies, government departments and emergency planning groups ...

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Control measure - Specialist advice: Biosecurity

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Follow emergency procedures and any specialist advice provided by appropriate agencies during exotic animal disease outbreaks

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - Work with environmental agencies, government departments and emergency planning groups to develop ...

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022


September 21, 2022

Control measure - Containment of polluting materials

Revised title and content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Control measure - Containment of polluting materials

Revised title and content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Control measure - Containment of polluting materials

Revised title and content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Control measure - Containment of polluting materials

Revised title and content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider the availability and appropriate use of pollution control devices if permission can be obtained

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider diverting polluting materials to local sewage treatment works for containment or treatment, with their approval

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Consider diverting polluting materials to holding or sacrificial areas for off-site containment, with appropriate approval

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Request advice or assistance for containment from environmental agencies, hazardous materials advisers, ...

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Identify the location of motorway pollution control devices (PCD) and operate as necessary

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider future disposal options. Refer to section Disposal

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Identify potential drainage routes for fire water run-off and released vehicle content

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider the availability of pollution control equipment and/or pollution containment facilities on site

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider carrying out an environmental risk assessment to identify: Site drainage local ...

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Use appropriate methods and equipment to contain polluting materials to minimise their impact on the environment

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - ARCHIVED - Consider the inclusion of drainage information in operational risk plans. See National Operational Guidance: Operations

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - Arrange access to, or obtain information from, local sewerage undertakers

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Strategic Action - ARCHIVED - Develop procedures for containing fire water run-off

Archived following approval of Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Apply a source, pathway, receptor model to control and reduce the risks of pollution

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Ensure identified or suspected risks to the environment are communicated to the fire control room, ...

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022

Tactical Action - Carry out a risk assessment that prioritises human health, by applying the exemptions provided under ...

Revised content - Environmental protection, Third edition - version one, approved by steering group 06/09/2022


August 19, 2022

Tactical Action - Consider future disposal options. Refer to section Disposal

Links updated

Control measure - Containment

Low priority change - Links updated


February 22, 2022

Hazard - Biosecurity

moved from water rescue and flooding following approval of Water rescue, First edition - version one, by Steering Group 11/01/2022


July 27, 2021

Tactical Action - Consider future disposal options. Refer to section Disposal

'See' change to 'refer to'


July 04, 2018

Control measure - Clean equipment, vehicles and personal protective equipment (PPE)

'pressure-washed' changed to 'pressure washed'


June 01, 2018

Control measure - Containment

'Flexi-dams' amended to 'inflatable dams'


May 31, 2018

Control measure - Containment

Training specification link established


May 23, 2018

Control measure - Containment

Training specification link established

Control measure - Containment


April 09, 2018

Control measure - Containment

Table formatting altered


April 03, 2018

Control measure - Specialist advice: Biosecurity

Control measure - Clean equipment, vehicles and personal protective equipment (PPE)

Hazard - Biosecurity


April 02, 2018

Tactical Action - Use appropriate methods to clean and decontaminate equipment, vehicles and PPE

Tactical Action added as agreed at NIF meeting on 21-Feb-18


March 29, 2018

Control measure - Clean equipment, vehicles and personal protective equipment (PPE)

Strategic Action - Work with environmental agencies, government departments and emergency planning groups to provide ...

Control measure - Specialist advice: Biosecurity

Strategic Action - Develop and maintain appropriate records for Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI)