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June 10, 2021

Control measure - Extrication from cable entanglement

Updated following review of Performing rescues guidance


January 18, 2021

Control measure - Extrication of personnel from cable entanglement

No change


February 04, 2019

Control measure - Extrication of personnel from cable entanglement

Earlier control measure content update rescinded. Changes made this morning now removed.

Control measure - Extrication of personnel from cable entanglement

Control Measure content updated.


August 24, 2018

Tactical Action - Implement appropriate emergency arrangements for releasing personnel from cable entanglement

Changes to content made following the database assurance review. All changes approved by CPO board 06/18. Assurance work completed by J Guthrie and M Hodges.

Tactical Action - Brief personnel about the presence of cables prior to entering hazard area

Changes to content made following the database assurance review. All changes approved by CPO board 06/18. Assurance work completed by J Guthrie and M Hodges.

Tactical Action - Ensure that cable cutting equipment is available at incidents where cables may cause entanglement

Changes to content made following the database assurance review. All changes approved by CPO board 06/18. Assurance work completed by J Guthrie and M Hodges.

Tactical Action - Establish appropriate emergency arrangements for releasing personnel from cable entanglement

Changes to content made following the database assurance review. All changes approved by CPO board 06/18. Assurance work completed by J Guthrie and M Hodges.

Control measure - Extrication of personnel from cable entanglement


March 22, 2018

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Establish emergency arrangements appropriate to the size and complexity of the incident

See tactical action - 12671 Establish emergency arrangements appropriate to the size and complexity of the incident - ICS


March 02, 2018

Tactical Action - Ensure that cable cutting equipment is available at incidents involving the risk of entanglement

Control measure created as part of consolidation of hazard- Cables from Performing rescues, Utilities and fuels, Fires in Buildings, Fires in Buildings under construction or demolition


March 01, 2018

Tactical Action - Establish appropriate emergency arrangements for the release of personnel from an entrapment situation

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


February 23, 2018

Tactical Action - Establish appropriate emergency arrangements for the release of a fire crew from entrapment

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


February 20, 2018

Control measure - Firefighter emergency arrangements: Cables

Training Specification link established


December 20, 2017

Control measure - Firefighter emergency arrangements: Cables

Changed icon.


November 01, 2017

Strategic Action - Provide breathing apparatus equipment that minimises the risk of cables becoming entangled, especially between cylinder and back plate

Content updated to reflect third edition version 1 as agreed by the National Implementation Forum 31/08/2017


September 29, 2017

Tactical Action - Establish appropriate emergency arrangements for the release of personnel from an entrapment situation

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


September 12, 2017

Tactical Action - Establish emergency arrangements appropriate to the size and complexity of the incident

Strategic Action - Provide information and instruction to crews on the risk of cable entanglement and release techniques

Tactical Action - Brief crews on any identified risk from the presence of cables prior to entering risk area

Control measure created as part of consolidation of hazard- Cables from Performing rescues, Utilities and fuels, Fires in Buildings, Fires in Buildings under construction or demolition,

Control measure - Firefighter emergency arrangements: Cables

Control measure created as part of consolidation of hazard- Cables from Performing rescues, Utilities and fuels, Fires in Buildings, Fires in Buildings under construction or demolition,

Tactical Action - Ensure that cable cutting equipment is available at incidents involving the risk of entanglement

Control measure created as part of consolidation of hazard- Cables from Performing rescues, Utilities and fuels, Fires in Buildings, Fires in Buildings under construction or demolition

Strategic Action - Consider providing rated insulated cutters for cutting electrical cables

Control measure created as part of consolidation of hazard- Cables from Performing rescues, Utilities and fuels, Fires in Buildings, Fires in Buildings under construction or demolition,