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Control measure
Provide a safe environment

Control measure knowledge

Fire and rescue service premises must provide a safe working environment taking into account the effect employees and other people who may be on the premises of responding to emergencies.

See Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Consider a phased increase in sound volumes and levels of illumination in station alert/turnout systems
  • Make personnel aware of the possible impact of impaired cognitive appraisal
  • Provide a safe building and working environment
  • Make provision for regular safety inspections of premises and working environments

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Immediately rectify or report safety issues relating to the workplace