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January 26, 2021

Control measure - Personal protective equipment

Formatting revised


September 21, 2020

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

Minor change - Revised wording


August 17, 2020

Control measure - Carry out appropriate intervention: Fires in waste sites


July 28, 2020

Strategic Action - Provide systems that enable the recording of decisions made and actions taken at an incident

Strategic Action - Identify personnel who are competent to carry out the command support role

Strategic Action - Have arrangements in place to provide the necessary vehicles and equipment for command support functions

Strategic Action - Provide equipment that enables command team members to be readily identified on the incident ground


July 03, 2020

Strategic Action - Have systems and methods in place to support the recording and communication of the tactical mode during an incident

Control measure - Personal protective equipment

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

Tactical Action -   Identify when dirt, contamination or damage may affect the performance of PPE  


July 10, 2018

Control measure - Apply situational awareness: Fires in Waste Sites

Link to Fires and Firefighting fixed

Control measure - Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI): Waste sites

Control measure - Apply situational awareness: Fires in Waste Sites

Link to Fires and Firefighting fixed


April 16, 2018

Strategic Action - Have suitable arrangements for the cleaning and maintenance of PPE in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions


April 03, 2018

Tactical Action - Obtain a site manifest

Tactical Action - Obtain a waste site manifest and any Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) documentation

Tactical Action - Access and secure CCTV footage for subsequent investigations and debriefs


March 21, 2018

Control measure - Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI): Waste sites

Website link updated to appropriate legislation - Legislation withdrawn in 2016

Control measure - Seek specialist advice for hazardous materials

Control measure - Apply situational awareness: Fires in Waste Sites

Hyperlinks updated


March 15, 2018

Control measure - Appoint safety officers

Duplicated tactical action removed, see control measure https://www.ukfrs.com/guidance/search/incident-ground-safety-management

Control measure - Appoint safety officers


March 13, 2018

Tactical Action - Access and review any onsite environmental and fire prevention and mitigation plans

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Obtain a site manifest if available

See tactical action - 18324 Obtain a site manifest and any Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) documentation - FWS

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Obtain a site manifest and any Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) documentation

See tactical action - 18324 Obtain a site manifest and any Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) documentation - FWS

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Consider information from closed-circuit television (CCTV) - refer to National Operational ...

See tactical action - 18011 Access and secure CCTV footage for subsequent investigations and debriefs - OPS


March 12, 2018

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Consider Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI)

See tactical action - 15175 Access any operational or site specific risk information (SSRI) and confirm accuracy - OPS


March 07, 2018

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Consider current and forecast weather conditions, including wind direction and strength

See tactical action - 18229 Access past, present and future weather information from Met Office systems (e.g. Hazard Manager) - OPS


February 20, 2018

Control measure - Provide safety jets or other appropriate firefighting media

Control measure - Apply situational awareness

Hyperlinks updated


January 19, 2018

Control measure - Establish scene safety and cordons: Fires in Waste Sites

Parent control measure link added


December 21, 2017

Control measure - Apply situational awareness

Hyperlinks updated


November 24, 2017

Control measure - Establish scene safety and cordons: Fires in Waste Sites

Internal database reference updated


November 23, 2017

Control measure - Establish scene safety and cordons: Fires in Waste Sites

Guidance suffix added to differentiate from control measure with the same title

Control measure - Establish scene safety and cordons: Fires in Waste Sites

Guidance suffix added to differentiate from control measure with the same title

Control measure - Establish scene safety and cordons

Formatting updated and hyperlink added


November 16, 2017

Tactical Action - Consider information from closed-circuit television (CCTV) - refer to National Operational Guidance: ...

Hyperlink updated


November 15, 2017

Control measure - Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI): Waste sites

Website link updated to appropriate legislation - Legislation withdrawn in 2016

Tactical Action - Consider the outcomes from scene surveys - refer to National Operational Guidance: Fires and firefighting - Scene survey

Change made to align with NOGP glossary. 360 survey changed to scene survey


October 13, 2017

Control measure - ARCHIVED Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

Archived and excluded from search


October 05, 2017

Control measure - Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI): Waste sites

New control measure created from existing guidance as part of the consolidation process

Hazard - Running or pooling fuel fires

Add suffix to specific SSRI control measure

Hazard - Running or pooling fuel fires

Add suffix to specific SSRI control measure


October 04, 2017

Tactical Action - Consider the use of aerial or reach appliances to avoid crews working on unstable ground

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

Tactical Action - Obtain a site manifest and any Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) documentation

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

Tactical Action - Consider the potential for undetected subsurface firespread creating hidden voids

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


October 03, 2017

Tactical Action - Identify any risk of running or pooling fuel fires

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

Tactical Action - Develop tactical plan in consultation with relevant agencies (e.g. public health, environmental agencies)

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

Tactical Action - Develop tactical plan in consultation with relevant agencies (e.g. public health, environmental agencies)