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April 26, 2019

Control measure - Assess and monitor structural stability

Guidance changed following review of legacy guidance. Content approved by NFCC Steering Group


April 25, 2019

Hazard - Unstable or collapsed structure

Guidance changed following review of legacy guidance. Content approved by NFCC Steering Group

Hazard - Unstable or collapsed structure

Guidance changed following review of legacy guidance. Content approved by NFCC Steering Group

Hazard - Unstable or collapsed structure

Guidance changed following review of legacy guidance. Content approved by NFCC Steering Group

Control measure - Assess and monitor structural integrity

Guidance changed following review of legacy guidance. Content approved by NFCC Steering Group


January 31, 2019

Hazard - Unstable or collapsed structure

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. Training Specification link established

Hazard - Unstable or collapsed structure

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. Training Specification link established

Hazard - Unstable or collapsed structure

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. Training Specification link established

Control measure - Assess and monitor structural integrity

Hazard - Unstable or collapsed structure

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. Training Specification link established

Control measure - Cordon control: Unstable structures


August 24, 2018

Hazard - Unstable or collapsed structure

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. Training Specification link established


August 23, 2018

Control measure - Assess and monitor structural integrity

Tactical Action - Identify the types of structural materials and construction methods

Tactical Action - Consider requesting structural advice, assessment and monitoring from appropriate agencies

Tactical Action - Ensure that minimum number of personnel work in the hazard area

Tactical Action - Consider the stability of surrounding structures and the wider area before and during operational activity

Hazard - Unstable structure

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. Training Specification link established

Control measure - Cordon control: Unstable structures

Hazard - Unstable structure

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. Training Specification link established

Tactical Action - Have emergency procedures in place for unstable or collapsed structures 

Control measure - Assess and monitor structural integrity

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED - Consider structural integrity of internal structural elements (e.g. stairs, floors)

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

Tactical Action - Ensure that competent personnel assess and monitor the suitability of the structure for working in the hazard area

Tactical Action - Assess and continuously monitor the structure for signs of collapse

Tactical Action - Identify the type of structural materials and construction methods


August 22, 2018

Strategic Action - Establish arrangements with appropriate agencies to provide structural advice, assessment and monitoring

Consolidated control measure as part of Hazard consolidation Unstable surfaces

Strategic Action - Ensure personnel are aware of local or national arrangements and the specialist advice available

Tactical Action - Identify the age, design and condition of the structure


August 16, 2018

Strategic Action - Make arrangements with other agencies to establish the type and level of response they can provide if specialist advice is required

Tactical Action - Consider seeking specialist advice when defining the hazard area for a potential collapse 

Strategic Action - Ensure personnel are aware of the specialist advice available

Tactical Action - Evaluate and monitor the potential footprint of collapse and debris


June 12, 2018

Control measure - Incident ground safety management

Non-fire changed to 'non-fire and rescue services'


June 04, 2018

Control measure - Arrangements to deal with firefighter emergencies

Minor amendment Link updated and hyphen removed from reuse and reused


June 01, 2018

Control measure - Arrangements to deal with firefighter emergencies

Link updated


April 27, 2018

Control measure - Cordon control: Unstable structures

missing picture reinserted with Name of photographer removed

Control measure - Cordon control: Unstable structures

missing picture reinserted with Name of photographer removed


March 21, 2018

Control measure - Shoring

Training Specification link established


March 20, 2018

Tactical Action - Access past, present and future weather information from Met Office systems (e.g. Hazard Manager)

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

Control measure - Incident ground safety management

Tactical actions updated to reflect all incidents scenario

Control measure - Incident ground safety management

Tactical actions updated to reflect all incidents scenario

Control measure - Incident ground safety management

Tactical actions updated to reflect all incidents scenario

Control measure - Incident ground safety management

Training Specification link established

Hazard - Unstable structure

Training Specification links established


March 19, 2018

Control measure - Weather reporting systems

Control measure - Incident ground safety management

Training Specification link established

Control measure - Cordon control: Unstable structures

Hazard - Unstable structure

Training Specification links established

Control measure - Assess and monitor structural integrity