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Control measure

Create bunded areas

Control measure knowledge

In areas of the incident where a running fuel fire or pooling fuel fire could occur, creating small bunded walls using suitable waste from the site may control and contain running fuel fires. This may also protect fire and rescue service personnel and equipment.

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Develop a tactical plan that takes this occurrence into account
  • Monitor fire and rescue service personnel undertaking tasks in hazard areas
  • Where possible, use plant and equipment to avoid manual handling issues when building small bunded areas
  • Use suitable waste from the site to build these containment areas
  • Identify any risk of running or pooling fuel fires