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Control measure

Implement appropriate cylinder procedures

Control measure knowledge

Firefighters should access available Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI) and question the management and workforce at the site. This should include establishing the location of any portable machinery and equipment that is powered using pressurised cylinders. For further information refer to National Operational Guidance: Hazardous materials.

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Locate and identify the type, quantity and location of cylinders on-site
  • Brief all personnel on the possibility of cylinders being present
  • Ensure that firefighters implement the appropriate procedures if cylinders are known to be, or suspected to be, present on the site
  • Deploy the minimum number of personnel to the hazard zone
  • Establish an emergency evacuation procedure