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Control measure

Control vehicle movements

Control measure knowledge

It may be necessary to control, restrict or isolate vehicle movements. However, the impact of taking this action should be considered, as it may affect business continuity and the community.  

If vehicles are isolated, a robust system should be implemented to ensure the vehicles are not brought back into operation, unless agreed by the incident commander. 

It may be necessary to arrange for a competent person to remove any on-site vehicles that are not being used in the incident to an agreed location, where they will not have an impact on, or become involved in, the incident

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure that information about on-site vehicles and their use is included in Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI)
  • Consider recording possible traffic management solutions for an incident in Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI)

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Ensure personnel wear high visibility clothing if feasible when on-site vehicles are in use

  • Ensure vehicle operators are made aware of the presence of personnel

  • Consider requesting that on-site vehicle movements are controlled, restricted or stopped

  • Implement a robust system to ensure isolated vehicles are not brought back into operation until agreement

  • Arrange for a competent person to remove on-site vehicles if appropriate