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July 03, 2020

Control measure - Cordon controls

Tactical Action - Request police assistance to establish a traffic cordon or air exclusion zone if necessary

Tactical Action - Implement exclusion zones if intolerable risks to safety are identified

Tactical Action - Establish a scene access control point to log all people operating within the inner cordon when appropriate

Tactical Action - Control access to the inner cordon using methods proportionate to the type, size and complexity of the incident

Tactical Action - Ensure that appropriate inner and outer cordons are established and communicated following an assessment of risk to all people present

Strategic Action - Consider pre-planning and exercising with partner agencies for cordon control arrangements

Strategic Action - Provide appropriate equipment and other resources to safely implement cordon control

Strategic Action - Jointly establish the briefing arrangements for when other agencies are working within inner cordons ...

Strategic Action - Establish the roles and responsibilities for implementing and maintaining cordon control with partner agencies for multi-agency incidents

Control measure - Cordon controls


February 01, 2019

Control measure - Establish appropriate cordon controls

Training specification link updated to appropriate area

Control measure - Establish appropriate cordon controls

Training specification link updated to appropriate area


December 10, 2018

Tactical Action - Ensure that appropriate inner and outer cordons are established, identified and communicated following ...

Added learning outcome.

Tactical Action - Ensure that appropriate inner and outer cordons are established, identified and communicated following ...

Added learning outcome.

Control measure - Establish appropriate cordon controls

Training specification link established


May 23, 2018

Control measure - Establish appropriate cordon controls

Training specification link established


April 19, 2018

Control measure - Establish appropriate cordon controls


March 20, 2018

Control measure - Establish appropriate cordon controls

Training Specification link established


March 19, 2018

Control measure - Establish appropriate cordon controls

Training Specification link established


March 07, 2018

Tactical Action - Request the police to establish a traffic cordon where necessary


February 20, 2018

Control measure - Establish appropriate cordon controls

Training Specification link established


January 24, 2018

Control measure - Establish appropriate cordon controls

Foundation link added


November 24, 2017

Control measure - Establish appropriate cordon controls

Minor formatting error fixed


November 02, 2017

Control measure - Establish appropriate cordon controls

Minor formatting error fixed


October 17, 2017

Control measure - Establish appropriate cordon controls

Tactical action agreed at NIF meeting on 04-10-16


October 02, 2017

Tactical Action - Request an air exclusion zone through the appropriate authority if required

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


September 29, 2017

Tactical Action - Review cordon distances as the incident progresses considering changes in wind and weather conditions

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

Tactical Action - Brief all responders working in the inner cordon regarding hazards and control measures in place

Tactical action wording revised as agreed at NIF meeting on 07-12-16


September 28, 2017

Tactical Action - Restrict the access of persons to premises or a place if they reasonably believe an emergency to have occurred

Tactical action agreed at NIF meeting on 04-10-16


September 15, 2017

Control measure - Establish appropriate cordon controls

Adding Training Specification toggle.


August 18, 2017

Control measure - Establish appropriate cordon controls

Updating image.