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Dealing with utility or fuel supplies at an incident

Hazard Knowledge

The generic control measures for this hazard should be considered when dealing with any incident where gas, electricity, water or fuel are present and may require safe management by the fire and rescue service.

Failure to control or manage utilities and fuel supplies at operational incidents could result in a significant increase in risk for responding fire and rescue service personnel, other responding emergency services, the public and the environment.

This guidance is supported by 'all incident' National Operational Guidance; Incident command, Operations and Environmental protection.