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Insufficient resources: Unstable ground and landslides

Hazard Knowledge

Unstable surface and landslides can present unique challenges to responding personnel and may require specialist equipment or personnel to effectively resolve the incident. Attempting a rescue from unstable ground or working at a landslide without the appropriate equipment or sufficient specialist personnel may result in serious injury to responders.

Working near or on unstable surfaces or performing a rescue from landslides is likely to involve arduous work over a significant duration.