Exposure to extremes of temperature
Fire and rescue service personnel may encounter extreme heat when attending petrochemical sites and may be at risk of burns or scalds from steam and other hot pipes. The hazard increases near tanks of bitumen and heavy oils, as steam coils are used to keep these substances fluid enough to be pumped.
For information about working in environments where industrial processes produce heat, refer to National Operational Guidance: Industry.
When attending incidents involving cryogenic liquids, fire and rescue service personnel may encounter extreme cold that could cause burns. Refer to the supplementary information on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
For further information on dealing with cryogenic hazards, refer to National Operational Guidance: Hazardous materials.
Knowledge and understanding
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Understand all associated hazard knowledge
Refer to – Utilities and fuel supplementary information
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