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Control measure

Consider using tag lines

Control measure knowledge

Tag lines can be attached to personnel or equipment in confined spaces to trace their location in an emergency or loss of communications. Tag lines should not be considered as a recovery system for crews operating in a confined space, but they are a useful physical locating method that can assist if a recovery does become necessary. Procedures and systems must be put in place to operate tag lines in a consistent and uniform way so that all teams in the environment work in the same manner.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Consider providing tag line systems to crews with confined space capability

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Consider implementing a tag line system to assist in tracing and locating personnel working in confined spaces