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Control measure

Restrict or prohibit movement of on-site machinery

Control measure knowledge

If on-site machinery has the potential to cause harm to  personnel or other responders, it may be necessary to restrict or prohibit its movement.

On-site machinery operators should be made aware of the presence of personnel or other responders, and the extent of restriction or prohibition in place.

It may not be possible to restrict or prohibit movement of on-site machinery. If this is the case, all responders should be made aware of any on-site machinery that continues to operate and exclusion zones set up where necessary.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure that information about on-site machinery and its use is included in Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI)

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Consider requesting that on-site machinery movements are restricted or prohibited
  • Ensure on-site machinery operators are made aware of the presence of personnel and other responders

  • Alert all responders to any on-site machinery that continues to operate and set up exclusion zones where necessary