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Control measure

Isolate the turbine

Control measure knowledge

Whenever turbines rotate they produce electricity which, because of their location and size, may be difficult to isolate and control. However, monitoring stations may be able to remotely provide information and remotely control the turbines.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure that Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI) includes details of turbines and information on emergency procedures for isolating the turbine
  • Consider making electrical gloves available to personnel for use at incidents involving live electricity supply 

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Identify how to isolate the turbine; this could be remotely or on-site
  • Isolate the turbine- this may require specialist advice or assistance
  • Ensure personnel and equipment avoid contact with any part of the electrical system
  • Consider the appropriate use of electrical gloves, in line with service procedures