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Control measure
Consider requesting specialist resources: Work at height

Control measure knowledge

Some incidents that involve risks associated with falling from height may require actions that are beyond the capabilities of the initial response. In these circumstances incident commanders should be aware of the restrictions that available equipment and training place on their ability to take offensive action. In such circumstances technical rescue teams should be requested to attend the incident.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Have arrangements for mobilising technical rescue teams to incidents involving risks of falling from height

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Request technical rescue teams to attend incidents involving confined space or work at height