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Control measure

Consider business continuity arrangements

Control measure knowledge

Industries, organisations and businesses may have business continuity plans to ensure the safety of their staff and that 'business as usual' is maintained whenever possible.

These plans may include information and guidance regarding damage control and recovery following an incident or event. It is important that such plans are discussed with the responsible person (or their representative) and, wherever possible, fire and rescue services should aim to support those arrangements.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Understand the significance of the industry within their area and support business continuity arrangements during incidents and into the recovery phase where appropriate

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Ensure the safety of emergency services personnel and members of the public is maintained when considering business continuity arrangements
  • Liaise with the responsible person (or nominated competent person) to understand their business continuity arrangements
  • Consider developing a joint plan, with the responsible person, which will assist in supporting business continuity arrangements