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January 27, 2021

Control measure - Respiratory protective equipment

Link added to BA foundation


January 26, 2021

Control measure - Personal protective equipment

Formatting revised


January 21, 2021

Control measure - Operational learning

Hyperlinks added

Hazard - Compromised investigations and scene preservation: Fires

Replaced operational learning control measure with Corporate Guidance operational learning control measure


November 27, 2020

Control measure - Preserve evidence for investigation

Training specification link updated

Control measure - Secure the scene for investigation

Training specification link updated


September 22, 2020

Tactical Action - Record all relevant incident information in an appropriate format

Control measure - Preserve evidence for investigation

Tactical Actions added or removed

Tactical Action - Notify investigators if personnel have recently attended similar incidents, which could result in cross-contamination of an investigation scene

Revised wording

Control measure - Secure the scene for investigation

Revised content

Control measure - Secure the scene for investigation

Revised content

Tactical Action - Inform all personnel of known or likely areas of interest for fire or criminal investigation, so that these can be avoided

Additional text added to the end


September 21, 2020

Control measure - Respiratory protective equipment

Link added to BA foundation

Control measure - Respiratory protective equipment

Strategic and tactical actions amended

Strategic Action - Specify the type of RPE required for hazards identified through risk assessments and communicate this information to personnel

Revised wording

Strategic Action - Provide personnel with suitable and appropriate RPE that fits and protects the wearer

Revised wording

Strategic Action - Provide appropriate accommodation (storage) for PPE when it is not being used

Minor change - Revised wording


September 18, 2020

Control measure - Closed-circuit television

Revised control measure knowledge and new strategic and tactical actions

Control measure - Closed-circuit television

Revised control measure knowledge and new strategic actions


July 03, 2020

Strategic Action - Keep accurate records of the agencies and individuals involved in the investigation

Control measure - Preserve evidence for investigation

Control measure - Preserve evidence for investigation

Strategic Action - Develop a joint understanding with other emergency services and agencies regarding the actions required ...

Control measure - Preserve evidence for investigation

Record keeping link updated

Control measure - Scene security

Control measure - Scene security

Tactical Action - Ensure that personnel have access to the appropriate PPE

Control measure - Personal protective equipment


June 29, 2020

Control measure - Respiratory protective equipment


July 09, 2019

Control measure - Operational learning

Minor amendment. Removed comma Approved by Mark Hodges.


May 08, 2019

Control measure - Incident Handover


May 01, 2019

Control measure - Preserve evidence and support investigation

Record keeping link updated


February 13, 2019

Control measure - Powers of entry to investigate

Training spec link updated.


February 05, 2019

Control measure - Written reports

Minor amendment. Approved by M Hodges.

Hazard - Compromised investigations and scene preservation: Fires


February 04, 2019

Control measure - Written reports

This mornings content wording updated rescinded. Wording back to previous. Training Spec link added.

Control measure - Operational learning

This mornings Control Measure wording updated rescinded. Wording back to previous.

Control measure - Written reports

Content wording updated. Training Spec link added.

Control measure - Written reports

Content wording updated. Training Spec link added.

Control measure - Written reports

Content wording updated.

Control measure - Operational learning

Control Measure wording updated.


November 28, 2018

Control measure - Operational learning


October 03, 2018

Control measure - Consider using closed-circuit television (CCTV)


September 04, 2018

Strategic Action - Provide employees with suitable RPE that fits the wearer correctly and adequately controls identified risks

Strategic Action - Specify the type of RPE required for hazards identified through risk assessment and communicate to personnel

Tactical Action - Ensure that all personnel wear the type of RPE identified by service risk assessments, procedures and training

Strategic Action - Ensure that personal RPE worn simultaneously is compatible and does not negatively impact other safety measures


August 16, 2018

Control measure - Respiratory protective equipment (RPE)


July 30, 2018

Hazard - Compromised investigations and scene preservation: Fires


June 12, 2018

Control measure - Thermal imaging or scanning

infra-red changed to 'infrared'