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Control measure

Safe system of work: CT scanner

Control measure knowledge

Unlike MRI scanners, isolating the electrical supply does not have a time delay and there is no cost implication or risk of damage to the instrument by operating the electrical isolation switch.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure information about CT scanners, their location and how to isolate their power supplies is recorded in Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI)

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Liaise with the MRI operator to identify appropriate actions