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Control measure
Select and use appropriate communication equipment

Control measure knowledge

Communication systems should be appropriate for the environment in which they are used. Radio communications will not always be possible and the use of 'line' communications or line of sight, hand or whistle signals may be required.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure they have appropriate communications for all scenarios and environments

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Establish an effective system of communication considering distances and the working environment
  • Implement fallback procedures should there be a failure in the communications equipment