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by the NFCC


May 08, 2019

Control measure - Preserve evidence and support investigation: Transport incidents


May 07, 2019

Control measure - Preserve evidence and support investigation: Transport incidents

Tactical Action - Make personnel aware of known or likely areas of interest, and outline measures taken or required to preserve evidence.

Tactical Action - Record tactics used and consider that tools and equipment used may be required for forensic inspection.

Tactical Action - Establish joint working with the police or statutory investigation team.

Strategic Action - Make evidence, including photographs, incident records, witness statements and equipment, available to the investigating authority.

Tactical Action - Attempt to keep belongings with casualties or bodies.

Tactical Action - Ensure any dials, valves and controls are left as found, if possible, if it is necessary to alter their position, this should be noted and recorded.

Tactical Action - Minimise the potential for cross-contamination; if this may have occurred, record and report details for the relevant accident investigation team.

Tactical Action - Attempt to make a record of original locations using photographs or a sketch of the site if movement of wreckage, casualties or bodies is required.

Tactical Action - Where possible, consider preservation of evidence when planning, communicating and implementing ...


April 26, 2019

Control measure - Preserve evidence and support investigation: Transport incidents

Hazard - Failure to preserve and secure the scene for investigation

Hyphens removed from 're-sited' and 're-connected'


April 25, 2019

Control measure - Preserve evidence and support investigation: Transport incidents

Record keeping link updated


February 05, 2019

Control measure - Written reports

Minor amendment. Approved by M Hodges.


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This mornings content wording updated rescinded.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This mornings Control Measure wording updated rescinded.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


June 20, 2018

Control measure - Investigation

Hyphen removed from 're-ignition'

Hazard - Compromised investigations and scene preservation: Transport incidents

Hyphens removed from 're-sited' and 're-connected'


May 09, 2018

Control measure - Evidence preservation

Record keeping link updated

Control measure - Accurate records and statements

Document type updated


April 30, 2018

Control measure - Evidence preservation

Victim changed to casualties to match NOGP style guide


April 03, 2018

Tactical Action - Hand over responsibility for the security of premises and removed items to the responsible person or the police


March 26, 2018

Tactical Action - Preserve the scene for future investigations

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


March 15, 2018

Control measure - Evidence preservation

Duplicate tactical action removed, see control measure https://www.ukfrs.com/guidance/search/scene-security


March 14, 2018

Tactical Action - Instigate and co-operate with post incident investigations where necessary


March 13, 2018

Tactical Action - Consider moving physical evidence to a safe place, away from the effects of the fire or firefighting

Tactical Action - Hand over responsibility for removed items and security of premises to the responsible person or the police

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 08-06-17


March 09, 2018

Control measure - Evidence preservation

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17


March 05, 2018

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Consider the preservation of evidence where future investigations are likely

See tactical action - 13942 Secure the scene to ensure evidence is preserved for internal and external investigations - OPS

Tactical Action - Secure the scene to ensure evidence is preserved for internal and external investigations


February 28, 2018

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Ensure any dials, valves and controls are, where possible, left as found; if it is necessary ...

See tactical action '13952 Ensure any dials, valves and controls are, where possible, left as found and their relevant positions noted - FFF'

Tactical Action - Ensure any dials, valves and controls are, where possible, left as found and their relevant positions noted


February 21, 2018

Hazard - Compromised investigations and scene preservation: Transport incidents


November 17, 2017

Hazard - Compromised investigations and scene preservation: Transport incidents


November 13, 2017

Control measure - Highlight trends

Links to new Operational Learning Page updated


November 09, 2017

Control measure - Operational learning

Consolidation of Hazard Compromised investigation


October 18, 2017

Tactical Action - Note of any issues relating to the cordon or physical evidence in the decision log for incident command and future investigation purposes

Minor changes to format


October 13, 2017

Control measure - ARCHIVED Assist in preservation of evidence and subsequent investigation

Archived and excluded from search


October 04, 2017

Tactical Action - Hand over responsibility for removed items and security of premises to the responsible person or the police

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 08-06-17


September 30, 2017

Control measure - Operational learning

Consolidation of Hazard Compromised investigation


September 29, 2017

Tactical Action - Delegate collection of physical evidence to a police crime scene investigator or fire service investigator

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17

Control measure - Evidence preservation

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17

Tactical Action - Consider preservation of evidence when planning, communicating and implementing tactics

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 27-02-17