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Hazard
Lack of co-ordinated search plan: Modes of transport

Hazard Knowledge

If a co-ordinated search plan is not carried out in a timely and structured way, the casualty may not be located and their condition could potentially deteriorate. However, it may be difficult to obtain information about the number or location of passengers involved in the incident, which may contribute to delays in locating them. Consideration should be given to the presence of drivers or crew in public transport.

The type and structure of the mode of transport may make it difficult to locate passengers. It is also possible that people may be hiding or concealed in a mode of transport.

Passengers in any mode of transport involved in a collision may be thrown clear from it or trapped under it.