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Extreme heat

Hazard Knowledge

Fire and rescue service personnel may encounter extreme heat when attending industrial sites. Any personnel who cannot avoid being exposed to extreme heat should do so for as short a period as possible with an appropriate egress route.

Sources of extreme heat include:

  • Ovens and kilns
  • Boiler rooms
  • Incinerators
  • Equipment used for cleaning and sterilising
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Molten metals and furnaces