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Control measure

Consider making a forcible entry: Fires in waste sites

Control measure knowledge

Making a forcible entry into a waste site may be required for a number of reasons, including:

  • Time of day (for example, outside normal opening times) with no on-site security
  • An illegal site that has no on-site security or has security personnel who are not able or willing to assist with access
  • The normal access point is unusable for some reason or is securely locked
  • A new access point needs to be created to gain access to part of the site for operational reasons

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Provide appropriate equipment to enable gaining access or entry by force with minimal damage

Tactical actions

There are no tactical actions associated with this control measure.